Master of Education with a Focus on TESOL

30 credit-hours

Our Acadia University Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program will provide you with opportunities to learn and share experiences with colleagues in courses that offer both theoretical grounding and practical application. Through this program, you will develop as a leader in English language instruction.

Successful completion of the program, as well as a 20-hour practicum, qualifies students to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to subsequently apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard Three contingent on:

  1. completion of a TESL Canada approved 50-hour supervised adult ESL/EFL practicum; or
  2. submission of a performance review plus evidence of at least 2,000 hours of teaching in an adult ESL context.

Tuition

  • Application fee: $50
  • Per 3 credit-hour course fee (30 credit-hour program): $1,133 (TBC)
  • Ancillary fees may apply to some courses
Courses
Potential course roll-out for 2020 Cohort:
  • EDUC 5633: Curriculum Foundations, Fall 2020 (online)
  • EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum, Winter 2021 (online)
  • EDUC 5513: Research Design for Education, Spring 2021 (online)
  • EDUC 5183: Acquisition of Language, Summer 2021 (online)
  • EDUC 5193: Linguistics for Teachers, Summer 2021 (online)
  • EDUC 5693: TESOL Methodology, Fall 2021 (online)
  • EDUC 5673: Current Research and Theory: English as an Additional Language for Adult Literacy Learners, Winter 2022 (online)
  • EDUC 5143 (Educational Explorations) or EDUC 5153 (Readings) or another available elective, Spring 2022 (online)
  • EDUC 5843: Instructional Design: English as an Additional Language for Young Learners, Summer 2022 (online)
  • EDUC 5053: Problems: Capstone Projects, Summer 2022 (online)
  • Optional practicum

Practicum (optional)

  1. Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard Three, contingent on the completion of:
    A) A TESL Canada-approved, 50-hour supervised adult ESL/EFL practicum; or
    B) A performance review plus evidence of a minimum of 2,000 hours of teaching in an adult ESL context.
  2. The optional Practicum could be completed either with Acadia’s English Language Centre, or at an approved location near you.
  3. The 50-hour practicum must include 30 hours of classroom observation and 20 hours of classroom teaching. A maximum of half of these hours may be completed through online synchronous environments. The ESL class must be for adults, with a minimum of five students (at least 80% of whom must be over 18 years of age), and the teaching must be supervised by a TESL Canada-approved practicum supervisor.
Expressions of Interest

Acadia is currently seeking expressions of interest from prospective students who are interested in applying for a program that would start in September 2020, and finish in August 2022.

If sufficient letters of interest are received by Acadia, interested parties will be contacted to initiate the formal application process.  A decision on a call for applications will be made by the end of January 2020.

Note for future planning, program applications for MEd programs require:

  1. Application (online)
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Résumé/CV
  4. Two Reference Letters (one academic, one professional)
  5. Official Transcripts for all Post-Secondary Studies (mailed)

Expressions can be sent by email to gradinfo@acadiau.ca

Contact Us
School of Education Open Acadia Graduate Studies English Language Centre
Dr. Gregory MacKinnon John Christopher Joy Cunningham Sharon Churchill Roe
Graduate Coordinator Manager, Credit Programs Graduate Education Course Manager  Manager
School of Education Open Acadia Research and Graduate Studies  English Language Centre
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All students in the cohort must meet the academic requirements for admission to graduate studies in the School of Education at Acadia University. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to monitor your own program and to ensure that you have met degree requirements.

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Features

  • A collaboration of Acadia University's School of Education and Open Acadia's English Language Centre
  • Two-year, part-time program
  • Available entirely online
  • Optional practicum