Master of Arts in Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Overview of the Program

A Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in TESOL provides advanced education in the theories, research, and practices for teaching English language learners in K-12 settings as well in adult education settings such as community colleges. The concentration will also prepare candidates to teach English abroad and for doctoral studies in related fields in Education. Courses in the concentration can be used to apply for a TESOL certificate and to meet the requirements for the CTEL authorization from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


Two years of university foreign language study or equivalent


A general linguistics course, such as English 341

TESOL Concentration Coursework (18 units):

  • EDTE 540 Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition
  • EDTE 541 Advanced Pedagogical Grammar for Teaching ESL/EFL
  • EDTE 542 Teaching Multilingual Writers
  • EDTE 543 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDTE 544 Advanced Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL
  • EDTE 545 Special Topics in ESL/EFL