Notre Dame de Namur University

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Notre Dame de Namur University's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program can help current or future education professionals develop the skills needed to teach individuals for whom English is not their first language. Learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

School Offering Program:

Notre Dame de Namur University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential students of NDNU's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program should be interested in an education career where they promote language development with students learning English as a new language. All applicants to Notre Dame de Namur University graduate programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. International students may need to complete the IELTS or TOEFL to be considered for admissions.

Note: GMAT or GRE is not required and for the MA TESOL

Program Description:

NDNU's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is designed for students seeking a program that prepares them to instruct English to non-English language speakers. The fully online program covers pedagogical approaches and epistemological practices that can be used with various immigrant and underserved populations. The coursework also covers applications for different educational technologies that can be used to educate students at different stages of development and second language assessment tools for learners from different cultural backgrounds. The program concludes with two capstone courses, where students research and analyze second-language assessments and develop an online teaching portfolio.

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Financial Aid:

Eligible students could receive financial aid in the forms of loans, scholarships, and grants. Contact the Notre Dame de Namur University for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL):

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Notre Dame de Namur University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • TSL 4410: Digital Technologies for Inclusion in TESOL Instruction
  • TSL 4420: Applied Linguistics and TESOL Pedagogy

Core Courses (18 credits)

  • TSL 4400: TESOL Foundations in Theory and Methodology
  • TSL 4450: TESOL Curriculum Design in the Classroom
  • TSL 4460: Discourse Analysis Pragmatics
  • TSL 4470: Digital Storytelling in TESOL Contexts
  • TSL 4490: Structure of American English in Global Paradigms
  • TSL 4500: Online Instruction and Advising in TESOL

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • TSL 4430: Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation in TESOL
  • TSL 4480: TESOL Portfolio Design

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the online MA in TESOL program at Notre Dame de Namur University could be ready to pursue a variety of education-related careers after they graduate. They could seek positions working with non-English speaking students in schools and other education institutions as well as in nonprofit organizations, private companies, or government agencies. Some of the jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • ESL Teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Educational consultant
  • TESOL curriculum developer

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