Language teaching for practicing teachers
NAU’s MA-TESL program offers a Language Teaching for
Practicing Teachers track, which offers a blend of theoretical and practical
courses, ranging from linguistics to ESL methods and materials. If you’re a practicing K-12 teacher who has
already earned teacher certification by the time you have completed the MA-TESL
degree, this MA-TESL track might be perfect for you.
- Fundamentals of Second
Language Teaching and Learning
- ESL Methods
(reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar)
- ESL Methods
(speaking, listening, and pronunciation)
- Assessment for
Second Language Skills
- Grammatical Foundations
other MA-TESL students, practicing teachers take Introduction to Linguistics
MA-TESL Practicing Teacher track differs from the other two MA-TESL tracks by
offering a capstone experience during which practicing teachers engage in a
supervised classroom-based research project in their own classrooms. This
capstone takes the place of a comprehensive exam.
teachers in the MA-TESL program also earn practicum credit in the confines of
their own classrooms.
Arizona ESL endorsement
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.
requirement may be met in several ways including:
- six semester
hours of study of a foreign language
- passing the
Spanish proficiency exam
documentation of proficiency in a native language
Please look at the academic catalog for more information on specific courses.
Graduate Student Association of Applied Linguistics