Language teaching for practicing teachers
If you’re a practicing teacher who has already earned
teacher certification by the time you have completed the MA-TESL degree, this
degree might be perfect for you.
The MA-TESL practicing teacher track offers a blend of
theoretical and practical courses, ranging from linguistics to ESL methods and
Central courses include:
- assessment for second language skills
- fundamentals of second language teaching
- grammatical foundations
The MA-TESL practicing teacher track differs from the other
two MA TESL tracks by offering a capstone experience where you’ll engage in a
supervised classroom-based research project in their own classrooms.
This capstone will take the place of a comprehensive exam. You’ll
also earn practicum credit in the confines of your own classroom.
Arizona ESL endorsement
This program includes all the courses required for the
Arizona ESL endorsement. In addition, the Arizona Department of Education
requires properly documented second language learning experience.
This requirement may be met in several ways including:
- six semester hours of study of a foreign
- passing the Spanish proficiency exam
- tribal documentation of proficiency in a native
Please look at the academic catalog for more information on specific courses.
Graduate Student Association of Applied Linguistics