Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Program: MTESOL - MT5245
The MTESOL program takes a broad perspective on English language teaching. Depending on students’ chosen career path, the curriculum prepares graduates to teach English as a foreign language to different learner populations, from elementary to post-secondary schools. Requiring only two semesters of full-time study, this program permits participants to earn an MTESOL degree within a relatively short time to begin or return to teaching immediately thereafter.
After completing the MTESOL program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of various domains of the English language (e.g., phonological, lexical, grammatical, discoursal) in relation to second language development.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories, teaching methods, and issues in English language teaching.
- Evaluate and apply current language teaching approaches and develop teaching materials appropriate to a particular teaching context.
- Articulate a coherent statement of teaching philosophy grounded in current language learning and teaching theories.
- Use technology effectively in teaching and materials development.
- Communicate effectively for professional purposes.
Complete a minimum of 31 credit hours with a minimum of a B grade in each course. Students may transfer up to 8 credit hours to cover required courses, as approved by the program director.
Complete the following courses:
- LING 5510 - Computers in Language Teaching I
- LING 5750 - Language Learning
- LING 5800 - Methods and Materials in TEFL
- LING 5920 - Language Teaching Practicum
- LING 6610 - Phonological Structures of English
- LING 6710 - Grammar in use
- LING 6850 - An Introduction to the Teaching of Second Language Reading and Writing
- LING 6970 - Linguistics Graduate Capstone: Culminating Experience Professional Portfolio Seminar
Complete at least one of the following courses (min. 4 hours):
- LING 5520 - Computers in Language Teaching II
- LING 5760 - Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory
- LING 5820 - Introduction to English for Specific Purposes
- LING 5830 - Assesing Language Abilities: Proseminar in TEFL Testing
- LING 5860 - Semantics and Pragmatics
As a culminating experience, students’ overall learning in the MTESOL progam will be assessed by using the e-Portfolio which is developed in LING 6970: Professional Portfolio Seminar, the graduate culminating experience seminar. The e-Portfolio consists of the following:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy
- Two Sample Lesson Plans
- Professional Development Documentation
- Reflection Paper
- One 7-min Teaching Demonstration Video