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Program Details

The University of San Francisco in San Francisco, California offers a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The curriculum is 33 credits; there are 11 three-credit required courses. The degree is designed to be completed in five semesters (about one-and-a-half years).  Semesters are 16 weeks, and courses are offered in eight-week formats; two courses will be taken consecutively in a semester. 

The curriculum develops students’ conceptual knowledge, theoretical knowledge, and application skills. The rigorous, research-based curriculum is applicable, which adds to the students’ learning experience. Also, since this degree is completed online, students will learn how to integrate learning technologies into their teaching strategies upon graduation. The program also helps students develop strategies that they need in order to be effective teachers. 

The classes are smaller, which allows students to build relationships with other students. Additionally, the faculty is composed of professionals with prior TESL/TEFL teaching experience; the professors provide students with invaluable insight and knowledge.

The required courses include: Digital Media Literacy, Applied Linguistics, TESOL Theory & Practice, Structure of American English, Preparation and Evaluation of TESOL Materials, Assessment Strategies for TESOL, Cyberculture: Building Online Learning Communities, Technology & perse Learners, Digital Media Storytelling & Communications Media, Discourse, Pragmatics & Language Teaching, and TESOL Research Project.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission