By completing the Master of Arts In Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) degree at Concordia University, graduates will be qualified to teach English as a foreign or second language. Students will also gain a better understanding of English and its structure, as well as learn the latest theories and techniques for teaching a second language.
Graduates of the MA TESOL will be qualified to teach in ESL programs in universities, community colleges or social service agencies in the United States and abroad. In addition, graduates can also seek employment in foreign countries as teachers of English as a second language at any educational level. Please note that this degree is not designed to prepare candidates for licensure to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in K-12 public schools in the United States. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please speak with an admission counselor about other Concordia degree programs within the College of Education that can help you reach that goal.
AN EXAMPLE: Chris Aiosa graduated from the Concordia MA TESOL program in summer 2015 and also went with some TESOL students to teach for two summers in Hong Kong. He founded an organization called Do Good Multnomah, providing housing for homless veterans (Chris is a veteran himself). This is just one example of how Concordia students graduating from the TESOL program are going out and transforming society.
For more information about this program, please contact Linda Rountree at (503) 493-6248, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.