University of Idaho
College of Graduate Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language
M.A. - English as a Second Language
The TESL curriculum provides students with both theoretical background and practical training in teaching English as a second language. Students take course work in theoretical and applied linguistics and in teaching methods. This degree is the professional credential most widely recognized for, and most commonly required of, individuals preparing for a career in teaching English as a second language. The TESL program at the University of Idaho endorses and conforms to the ESL teacher preparation recommendations in the TESOL Guidelines for the Certification and Preparation of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Students may fulfill the requirements for the degree either by taking 33 credits of coursework and the comprehensive examination, or by taking 27 credits of coursework, the comprehensive examination, and 6 credits of M.A. research/thesis credits in conjunction with writing a thesis.
Some teaching assistantships available as well as possible instructor positions in the University's American Language and Culture Program - (ESL proficiency program).
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
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