M.A. in TESOL

Mission Statement

The mission of the M.A. in TESOL program is to educate students to be highly competent Christian professionals whose teaching, testing, and program development for (primarily) adult learners covers all skill areas at all levels of English as a second or foreign language, in a wide variety of settings, and is characterized by contextual sensitivity and cultural appropriateness.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in TESOL, students will be able to:

1.

Identify concepts pertaining to the English language system and related theory and practice in language learning and teaching.

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Analyze, evaluate, and apply research in English language teaching.

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Examine and resolve real-life learning and teaching situations in light of best practices in TESOL.

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4.

Recognize the effects of various personal, linguistic, and sociocultural factors on learning processes and formulate pedagogical responses in accordance with biblical and ethical standards.

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5.

Devise a plan to be a life-long, global-minded Christian professional language educator.

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6.

Search for, select, and/or create lessons, materials, and tasks for effective learning.

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7.

Demonstrate the ability to adapt instruction to learner needs and cultural contexts.

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Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.