The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students. Educators working with individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program. Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL).
The MA TESOL degree is 30 semester hours or 10 courses. The first eight courses (24 semester hours) are applicable to the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Endorsement (CLDE) through the Colorado Department of Education. The last two courses are the core/research classes that complete the MA in TESOL. The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Certificate (TESL/TEFL) is a 12 credit hour program. Students would take only CURR 5701, 5703, 5705 and 5713.
Complete the electronic online application: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/
Obtain three letters of reference
Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended
Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)
Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure
Interview with department faculty member
Once application materials are in, you will need to interview with a faculty advisor for the program.
**If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process, or would like more programmatic information, call 719-255-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Additional items of note for International applicants:
|LEAD 5700 - 3 Introduction to Research and Statistics|
|CURR 5090 -3 Research Project|
|CURR 5700- 3 Introduction to Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education|
|CURR 5701- 3 Materials and Methods in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education*|
|CURR 5702 - 3 Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners|
|CURR 5703 - 3 Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's*|
|CURR 5704 - 3 Practicum in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education|
|CURR 5705 - 3 Second Language Acquisition: Capstone*|
|CURR 5707 - 3 Pro-Seminar: Parent and Community Involvement|
|CURR 5713 - 3 Language and Linguistics*|
*TESL/TEFL courses (12 credit hours) required for the online certificate. All credits may be applied to the MA TESOL within 5 years of taking the first course.