MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
NEW MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Approved!
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages now offers a Master’s degree in TESL. This program offers courses in linguistics, second language acquisition and teaching pedagogy, including a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning through course projects, practica and a teaching internship.
The program requires 36 graduate credits and can be completed in one calendar year. We will be accepting applications for Fall, 2013. However, TESL courses will be offered for the summer 2013 term.
The TESL program can be combined with the Master’s degree in Teaching World Languages (MATWL) Program (see: http://web.as.uky.edu/matwl)
TESL Graduate Certificate: The TESL Graduate Certificate (12 cr.) is designed to provide an introduction to the core pedagogical issues and practices in teaching English as a second or foreign language. A TESL (or TESOL) Certificate is a recognized teaching credential in many international educational contexts. The Graduate TESL Certificate curriculum requires 9 graduate credit hours of course work in the TESL program and a supervised teaching practicum (3 cr.). We are now taking applications for the Fall 2013 term. Contact the TESL Director, if you are interested in applying to this program.
TEFL Certificate Program: The teaching and learning of English in a foreign language context is the focus of the TEFL Program. This program combines study in the CESL Program (Center for English as a Second Language) with graduate coursework in the TESL Program.
The primary objectives of the TEFL Program are three-fold:
1. Prepare teachers skilled in supporting the development of English language learners in the foreign language context;
2. Provide candidates with a rigorous introduction to the core disciplines in English language teaching: linguistics, language acquisition and pedagogy;
3. Provide candidates with field-based experiences in order to develop practical knowledge and skills in foreign language classroom teaching practices.
All inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Francis Bailey
Director of TESL MA Program
Modern and Classical Languages
1051 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506