The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares graduates for careers as instructors, professors, curriculum developers, and tutors of English language. It is a practical, career-oriented degree that provides the necessary education for graduates to pursue careers in a variety of contexts, both in the United States and abroad. The comprehensive nature of the courses offered make it possible for students with some language teaching experience, as well as those new to the field, to develop the content knowledge and instructional skills to be successful in TESOL. The degree is offered fully online to allow students from around the world to use their local contexts for teaching experience and to accommodate a variety of demands on students’ time.
Please note: This degree does not provide the necessary credential to teach in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States. Applicants interested in those teaching positions should visit Wilmington University’s ESOL Literacy website.
In addition to the University’s graduate graduation competencies, students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
The following courses are required in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Master of Science degree program.
TEL 6000 Theories of Language Learning
TEL 6110 Foundations of TESOL Methods
TEL 6220 Application of TESOL Methods
TEL 6500 Linguistics for TESOL
TEL 7210 Academic Reading & Writing
TEL 7215 Academic Listening & Speaking
TEL 7330 Technology & Language Learning
TEL 7440 Language Assessment
TEL 7575 Culture in Language Learning
TEL 7770 Global Contexts of ESL
TEL 8100 Capstone: Teaching English
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2019 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.