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

Offered By: College of Education

Domains

  1. Foundations in Language - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program will be able to analyze theoretical and foundational language acquisition knowledge to negotiate within the political, economic, socio-cultural, and educational structures surrounding English Language Learners. (TESOL 1a, 1b; InTASC 1, 2, 4)
    • Candidates will evaluate the political, economic, and educational structures of immigration within the context of educational learning theories applied to ELLs. (MC3, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will evaluate current and historical theories and research in language acquisition as applied to ELLs. (MC2)
    • Candidates will assess ELLs’ native language and language varieties to create English learning opportunities that build on these skills and abilities.(MC1, MC2, MC3, MC5)
    • Candidates will use language acquisition theories to scaffold grade-level content knowledge and develop academic language proficiency within the context of the school environment and the broader community.(MC1, MC2, MC3, MC5)
    • Candidates will apply knowledge of phonology (the sound system), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (phrase and sentence structure), semantics (word/sentence meaning), and pragmatics (the effect of context on language) to help ELLs develop oral, reading, and writing skills (including mechanics) in English. (MC1, MC2)
  2. Culture - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program will be able to use major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELLs. (TESOL 2; InTASC 2, 3, 4, 9, 10)
    • Candidates will integrate ELL’s cultural values and beliefs in the context of teaching and learning. (MC1, MC3, MC5)
    • Candidates will evaluate instruction and resources to ensure they are free of culturally irresponsible content (racism, stereotyping, and discrimination). (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will develop communication methods between home and school to enhance ESL teaching and build partnerships with ELL families. (MC1, MC3, MC5)
    • Candidates will utilize resources, including technology, to educate themselves about the cultures of students in their classrooms and apply that learning to instruction. (MC2, MC5)
    • Candidates will explain how an individual’s cultural identities affects their learning and academic progress. (MC1, MC2, MC4, MC5)
  3. Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program will be able to synthesize, apply, and assess strategies and techniques to teach academic language and grade-level content simultaneously to English Language Learners. (TESOL 3a, 3b, 3c; InTASC 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
    • Candidates will plan and deliver instruction based on academic and ELL standards that address content and language objectives. (MC1, MC2, MC4)
    • Candidates will design differentiated learning experiences based on assessment of students’ English and L1 proficiency, learning styles, and prior formal educational experiences and knowledge. (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4)
    • Candidates will select various methods of identifying and allocating appropriate program placement. (MC2, MC3, MC4)
    • Candidates will provide activities and materials that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (MC1, MC2)
    • Candidates will evaluate and appropriately modify instruction to meet each student’s learning needs and promote positive outcomes. (MC1, MC2, MC3)
    • Candidates will use technological resources (e.g., Web, software, computers, and related devices) to enhance language and content-area instruction for ELLs. (MC1, MC2, MC4)
  4. Assessment - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program will be able to identify, analyze, administer, and adapt the appropriate type of assessment based on legislative policy at the federal, state, and local levels. (TESOL 4a, 4b, 4c; InTASC 6)
    • Candidates will use a variety of assessments (norm-referenced, criterion referenced, performance based) for an appropriate purpose as they relate to ELLs and use results appropriately. (MC2, MC5)
    • Candidates will analyze the advantages and limitations of different types of assessments, including accommodations for ELLs. (MC2, MC3, MC4)
    • Candidates will differentiate instruction and assessment with ELLs’ language differences, giftedness, and special education needs in mind. (MC2, MC3)
    • Candidates will assess ELLs’ language skills and communicative competence using multiple sources of information. (MC1, MC2, MC4)
    • Candidates will implement national and state requirements for identification, reclassification, and exit of ELLs from language support programs.(MC1, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will use various instruments and techniques to assess content-area learning (e.g., math, science, social studies) for ELLs at varying levels of language and literacy development. (MC1, MC2)
  5. Professionalism - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program will be able to lead, develop, and maintain a personal vision, an educational philosophy, and a collaborative approach to equalize educational opportunities for the English Language Learning community. (TESOL 5a, 5b; InTASC 9, 10)
    • Candidates will take on leadership roles to advocate for meeting the needs of ELLs, access to academic classes, resources, and instructional technology, strengthening the learning environment, and enacting system change. (MC1, MC3, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will collaboratively teach in general education and content-area classrooms to support teaching ELLs in various program models. (MC1, MC4)
    • Candidates will model the expectations of the profession by upholding ethical standards, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies. (MC3, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will engage in ongoing learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners with engaging curriculum and learning experiences within the context of local and state/ELL standards. (MC1, MC2, MC4, MC5)
    • Candidates will advocate for ELL families and act as a professional resource in their educational communities.(MC1, MC3, MC4, MC5)

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

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

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Alaska

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This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

American Samoa

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Arizona

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This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Arkansas

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

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Guam, US Territory

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Northern Mariana Islands

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virgin Islands

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Virginia

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Washington

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

Not Intended for Licensure

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Wyoming

Not Intended for Licensure

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