Program Description

The Master of Arts in TEFL provides students with a research, technological and pedagogical oriented education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, with a structured educational outline throughout the program. This will prepare the students to excel in instruction and research, as well as technology. Students graduating with a Masters of Arts in TEFL will be able to teach English as a foreign language, as well as conduct research, with a methodological understanding of the pedagogical, investigative, and technological processes within this scientific area.

Program Objective

Students will demonstrate excellence in their verbal and written English skills for communication and instructional purposes. Through the ability to analyze, implement and instruct phonological, syntactic, and semantic elements of English, they will be able to respond appropriately to any errors in their use, as well as command professional terminology used in linguistics to discuss.

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Plan of Study (42 credits)

Program Courses

Program Courses: 42 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Credits Pre-Req
EDU5100 Online Educational Research 3  
EDU5101 Online Instructional Technology 3  
EDU5102 Application of Distance Education 3  
TEF5201 Linguistics Anthropology for the TEFL Professional 3  
TEF5202 Structure of English 3  
TEF5203 Second Language Acquisition and Learning 3  
TEF5301 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3  
TEF5302 Teaching English for Specific Purposes 3  
TEF5401 Testing & Evaluation in TEFL 3  
TEF5402 Teaching English to Children 3  
TEF5403 TEFL Curriculum and Materials Development 3  
EDU5420 Master’s Project 3 All Prior Courses
TEF5423 International Conference 6  
Master’s Project/Thesis I & II (3 Credits): Development and research of an original Masters’s thesis supervised and judged by an appropriate faculty committee or formulation of a project for I and submission for II.

Master’s Elective I & 2 (3 credits): One elective from another graduate program at UNAD Florida other than their specialization.

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