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Degree Requirements

  • The degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is awarded for successful completion of 30 credits, consisting of five core courses required of all students and five courses in the student's chosen concentration, either Teaching or Curriculum Development.

    Flexible Study Options

    The New School's MA TESOL was designed with working adults in mind. Either concentration can be completed entirely online. The Teaching concentration can completed in a low-residency program that begins with an intensive 9–12-credit summer curriculum in New York City and is finished online. Full-time students (taking at least 9 credits every semester) working online can earn the master's degree in four academic terms (one and a half to two years). Students who begin their studies with the summer on-campus intensive can finish in three terms (one year). Part-time study is acceptable.

    Curriculum

    The graduate TESOL program is a 30-credit curriculum leading to the master of arts degree: 15 credits of core courses and 15 credits in a specific concentration. All courses carry three graduate credits. All students must take the five core courses. The other five courses, including the practicum or professional project, are taken in one of the concentrations.

    Core Courses Credits   Total
    Language Analysis for Teachers: Phonology, Lexis and Syntax 3    
    Language Analysis for Teachers: Grammar and Discourse 3    
    Principles of Language Learning and Teaching 3    
    Culture, Intercultural Communication 3    
    Sociolinguistics of English as a Global Language 3    
        Total Core Credits 15

    Courses for Teaching Concentration Credits   Total
    Required Courses      
    Methods and Materials: Systems 3    
    Methods and Materials: Skills 3    
    Teaching Practicum 3    
        Required Course Credits 9
    Electives (choose two)      
    Learner Assessment 3    
    Writing ESOL Materials 3    
    Curriculum Development and Course Design 3    
    English for Specific/Academic Purposes 3    
        Elective Course Credits 6
        Total Concentration Credits 15

    Courses for Curriculum Development Concentration Credits   Total
    Required Courses      
    Curriculum Development and Course Design 3    
    Learner Assessment 3    
    Writing ESOL Materials 3    
        Required Course Credits 9
    Electives (choose two)      
    Professional Project 3    
    Methods and Materials: Systems 3    
    Methods and Materials: Skills 3    
    English for Specific/Academic Purposes 3    
        Elective Course Credits 6
        Total Concentration Credits 15

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