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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Master of Arts in TESOL

Inspire your students to reach their potential by following yours. Our master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) invites you into a supportive learning environment with a practical curriculum to serve wherever your passion for teaching takes you.

Program Learning Outcomes

At Cornerstone University, we aspire to provide an innovative learning experience as you excel as a character-driven leader and educator in your world. The Master of Arts in TESOL program centers around advancing your knowledge, skills and experience in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills

Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of TESOL.

  • Identify the major theories and terminology relevant to the study of TESOL.
  • Articulate approaches to TESOL curriculum development, assessment of learning and instructional techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of using technology in TESOL.
  • Understand current TESOL issues.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the structure of languages and connections to social contexts.
  • Develop materials demonstrating mastery of the essential principles of TESOL.
02

Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort.

  • Demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the degree program.
  • Provide evidence of the ability to collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives.
  • Exhibit communication skills, both in written and oral forms, appropriate for your professional field.
  • Provide evidence of integrating research into addressing an issue in educational practice.
03

Integration of Traditional and Non-Traditional Cognitive Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and nontraditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Intercultural Competence

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues. This will include issues related to multicultural education, understanding diversity and developing cultural awareness in teaching and learning.

05

Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues. In particular, you will demonstrate understanding of the integration of Christian worldview and TESOL education.

Each course touched on relevant information that kept me immersed in the field and connected me to a lot of resources.

Christine Davenport (M.A. ’19)

Related Programs

At PGS, we’re passionate about welcoming you into a learning community designed to help you reach your full potential. In addition to our M.A. in TESOL program, we also offer non-degree programs and other graduate programs as you live out your vocational calling in serving and teaching others.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.