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TESL Classes

The Avila Graduate School of Education provides Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), also known as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Education.

This Master's degree prepares people to teach in English as a Second Language (ELL) programs. For students who have an initial teaching certificate, this program meets all of the requirements for an advanced certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELL) (K-12) as well as the Master's degree.

For persons who do not possess initial teacher certificate, this Master's degree prepares them to teach in an adult TESL/TEFL program.


Course Requirements - 33 Credit Hours

ED 650 Language and Culture
ED 657 Teaching Adult Language Learners
ED 661 Language Acquisition and Development
ED 696 TESL Practicum
ED 652 Methods of Teaching ELL
ED 654 Materials, Design and Assessment for ELL
ED 695 ELL Practicum
ED 651 Modern Grammar and Linguistics
ED 656 Advanced Literature for Youth
(Choose two from the teaching and learning concentration)
All classes are three credit hours. This master’s degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. Any qualified graduate elective hours may be applied to reach the 33 required hours. Students must pass a background check prior to participation in ED 695 Practicum.