Program Goals

MA TEFL Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes


Program Goals

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

Goal 1: Provide students with a strong foundation in linguistics and the English language.

1.1.  describe and analyze the English language.

1.2.  communicate using English that models the standards required in the profession.

1.3.  critically analyze and evaluate learners’ use of English.

Goal 2: Prepare students to support language learners and facilitate their learning.

2.1.  explain language acquisition processes.

2.2.  provide effective assessment and feedback on student learning.

2.3.  identify and respond to diverse learner needs to facilitate their learning processes.

Goal 3: Equip students with state-of-the-art tools of language pedagogy.

3.1.  apply contemporary language teaching methodology to plan activities, lessons, and courses.  

3.2.  engage in effective teaching practices.

3.3.  select, develop, and use a range of effective teaching materials and resources.

Goal 4: Prepare educational leaders who contribute to the field and to society.

4.1.  conduct research, evaluation, and needs analysis to make informed decisions related to language education.

4.2.  exhibit attitudes and behaviors of reflective and lifelong learning practitioners.

4.3.  provide innovative solutions to real-life problems to contribute to their communities and the field.

4.4.  demonstrate collaborative, efficient, and responsible practices.

4.5.  analyze and develop educational policies and apply them to practice.