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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Online Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree program at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is an excellent online program for individuals around the nation and the world who are searching for a values-based education in TESOL that reflects the latest advances in the field and in the use of technology. The TESOL program will train individuals who can promote language learning among various immigrant populations, their children, and other underserved populations not only in the United States, but also in a number of countries around the world. The program welcomes current and future educators to acquire advanced degrees in the field of TESOL in the global classroom while having the opportunity to share what they learn in their communities as they progress.

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The goal of the online MA TESOL program is to develop professional TESOL practitioners with expertise in three key areas: conceptual knowledge, theoretical knowledge, and application skills. The course structure offers flexibility for students to plan and advance their learning according to their convenience. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify what they have learned as knowledgeable consumers of educational literature.
  • Think about issues and practices from a theoretical standpoint.
  • Select and apply appropriate research-based TESOL practices.
  • Access a wide range of TESOL instructional materials, approaches, and methods, including application of a wide range of technology, to educate students at different stages of development coming from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well.
  • Design and implement K-12, post-secondary adult TESOL classroom and community programs focused on human rights, multicultural issues, and language education.
  • Examine, select, and use a wide range of second language assessment tools including informal/formal, individual/group, formative/summative, and technology-based instruments, appropriate for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


Catholic School Teacher’s Scholarship

The NDNU Catholic School Teacher’s Scholarship honors the efforts of teachers in Catholic Schools who wish to pursue a higher degree in Education. NDNU students who are currently teachers, coaches, or classroom aides at a Catholic school are eligible for a scholarship that covers 30% of the tuition charged to the student per semester. Scholarship is limited to students who enroll in Credential or Master’s in Education programs at NDNU.

Endowed Scholarships for Graduate and Credential Students
Most NDNU graduate students fund their studies through a combination of student loans, outside scholarship, employer reimbursement, or individual payment plans, however, there are limited Endowed and Restricted Scholarship Funds available. Learn More.

TESOL Foundations in Theory & Methodology
Digital Technologies for Inclusion in TESOL Instruction
Applied Linguistics & TESOL Pedagogy
Assessment, Testing, & Evaluation in TESOL
TESOL Curriculum Design in the Classroom
Discourse Analysis Pragmatics
Digital Storytelling in TESOL Contexts
TESOL Portfolio Design
Structure of American English in Global Paradigms
Online Instruction and Advising in TESOL

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Kevin J. Graziano, Ed.D.
Tabia Lee, Ed.D.
Madeline Kovarik, Ed.D.
Yi Guan, ED.D.

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