Multnomah's M.A. in TESOL to Launch in Fall 2008
Multnomah University is pleased to announce the launch of its newest
program, the M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages) in fall 2008. It is designed to equip students to teach
English in a variety of intercultural settings.
continued growth of English as a worldwide language, English language
educators have unprecedented opportunities," said Director of TESOL
Kristen Hubert. "The need and demand for qualified teachers of English
as a Second or Foreign Language has never been greater, both in the
[United States] and abroad."
TESOL Program Options
goal of the TESOL program is to train highly competent professionals
who can work with diverse student populations in the United States and
around the world. Students will be provided with a balance of the
necessary theoretical background needed to teach the English language,
as well as hands-on experience teaching English language learners.
addition to the M.A., there are two undergraduate TESOL program options
available: a B.A. or B.S. in Intercultural Studies with a TESOL
emphasis. Students can also earn a TESOL minor. Students in these
degree programs who complete the six core TESOL classes (18 hours) will
also receive an Advanced Certificate in TESOL. Multnomah also offers a
basic three-semester hour certificate course, the Foundations in TESOL
TESOL After Graduation
Depending on the
course of study chosen, students graduating with TESOL credentials from
Multnomah will have many employment opportunities. These include
teaching English to refugees and immigrants, in community colleges,
through community-based programs, abroad in elementary and secondary
educational settings, universities, language schools, and multinational
corporations. TESOL graduates would also be equipped to start community
or church-based language programs in the U.S. or abroad - including the
implementation of language programs in developing countries where
English is desired for economic growth.
For more information about Multnomah University's M.A. in TESOL and other TESOL programs, please contact Kristen Hubert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.251.6412.