Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA program offered entirely at a distance
The University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing and Distance Education is accepting applications now through May 1 for a Master of Arts degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), scheduled to begin June 2013. TESOL provides preparation for helping others improve their abilities to use English and thereby to function successfully where English is used. The program is designed for individuals who wish to teach overseas, at community colleges and intensive English programs, and for K–12 teachers wishing to upgrade their skills and employability. With an increasing demand for ESL teachers, TESOL graduates will continue to have a wide variety of career opportunities. UNI program graduates are teaching in more than 25 countries.
TESOL courses will be offered using a combination of Adobe Connect, a desktop video conferencing system, and online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. Courses meeting via Adobe Connect in the fall and spring semesters will be taught in eight-week modules on Thursday evenings. Courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design. Students are offered a direct opportunity for multicultural and international experiences, as well as service to the community.
A graduate degree in TESOL prepares students for an exciting future and career possibilities. Recent graduates of the program include: teachers of English in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and Asia; K–12 teachers in the U.S. (along with appropriate licensure); English teachers in community colleges and in Intensive English programs in the U.S. and abroad; and professionals in government agencies and on grant-funded projects developing curricula and evaluating English teaching programs.
For more information call 319-273-5970 or 800-772-1746.