Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
with a Concentration in Digital Media and Learning
The Online MATESOL program at the University of San Francisco serves as a space to support innovative and progressive faculty in preparing teachers who will encourage the equitable participation of all students they serve.
In being advocates for social justice, graduates will train to actively investigate and develop tools grounded in participatory pedagogy to guide English language learners in educational spaces in and outside of the classroom. In promoting human rights with a specific lens on access to technology for English Language Learners, graduates will be challenged to prepare for the linguistic, cultural, and political implications of teaching ESL in a global context.
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MATESOL 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.
- Complete the MA degree in 6 semesters (2 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)
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.
"My foundational interest in the field of TESOL is a passion for uniting communities and broadening the individual’s communicative capabilities. I am particularly interested in exploring the connections between language, culture, and identity; the role of the arts in language education; and the impact of a learner’s home environment on her/his competency level of language acquisition. I chose to pursue my MA-TESOL through USF’s online program primarily because their social justice approach to education and the flexibility online courses provide." — Megan Workman
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|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.
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
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