Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
with a Concentration in Digital Media and Learning
TESOL is a practitioner-oriented degree that combines a comprehensive coverage of linguistic theory with practical application, providing students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective teachers for students of other languages in the U.S. and abroad.
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- Complete the MA degree in 5 semesters (1.6 years) including summers
- The eleven courses total 33 semester credits
- Two 8-week courses are offered consecutively each (16-week) semester
(three courses are taken in the final semester)
Concentration in Digital Media and Learning
- Provides students with the skills to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their instructional practice and to make real world connections for the students they teach.
- E-portfolio: Projects from each class build toward the final portfolio.
|DML 601: Digital Media Literacy (3)
|IME 603: Applied Linguistics (3)
|IME 630: TESOL Theory & Practice (3)
|IME 632: Structure of American English (3)
|IME 633: Preparation and Evaluation of TESOL Materials (3)
|IME 634: Assessment Strategies for TESOL (3)
|DML 641: Cyberculture: Building Online Learning Communities (3)
|IME 647: Technology & Diverse Learners (3)
|DML 650: Digital Media Storytelling and Communications Media (3)
|IME 668: Discourse, Pragmatics & Language Teaching (3)
|IME 638: TESOL Research Project (3)
Please Note: School of Education Campus TESOL programs cannot be combined with the MA TESOL Online program.
- Supportive and dedicated USF faculty with extensive TESL/TEFL teaching experience.
- Small class sizes that facilitate building relationships with fellow students.
- Academically rigorous research-based curriculum that incorporates the most effective web-based language learning resources.
- Curriculum which prepares teachers with:
- Conceptual knowledge in language and literacy, cultural competency, and human rights education;
- Theoretical knowledge in critical social theory, critical pedagogy, and multicultural theory;
- Application skills in analysis, synthesis, along with evaluation skills for teaching and research.
||The Student Experience
You will find that your experiences in class will provide you with a solid theoretical understanding of skills that you can put into practice in your own classroom.
You will be able to examine and improve your own teaching practice as a result of what you are learning and the interactions you have with your peers and faculty as you move through the online program.
To be eligible for the online MA TESOL program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- GPA > 2.75
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Intent
- Application fee of $55 non-refundable
- International Student (TOEFL code 4850)
- TOEFL: 580 Paper Test or 92 with no sub score lower than 20 on Internet-based Test
- IELTS: 7.0
- PTE: 62