Course Overview

  • 4 Credits

Fall & Spring Cohorts:

  • 15 Weeks - 3 Hours Per Week
  • Includes a minimum of 20 hours of observation and teaching practice both online and face-to-face in a variety of ESL settings.

Summer Cohort:

  • 4 Week Intensive
  • Includes 30-hour structured teaching experience with a ESL instructor during our Summer Language Program.


  • Collaboration & Classroom Management
  • Grammar Translation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Teaching Conversation, Reading and Writing
  • Materials Development

Required Classes

  • MTSL 401/501: Theory and Practice of Language Teaching - 3 credits
    This intensive course investigates current theories in second language acquisition and ESL/EFL methodology.  Students focus on their teaching situations, areas of interest or research fields.
  • MTSL 480/580: TESOL practicum - 1 credit
    Enhanced hands-on teaching experience. Students have opportunities for observation, teaching, and participation in activities with ESL students.



James Hunter, Ph.D.