NEIU's TESL graduate program listed among "Top Master's Degree Programs in TESOL"
NEIU's Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) graduate program has been listed among "Top Master's Degree Programs in TESOL", according to thelinguist.org website.For more information about the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language program, please contact Dr. Teddy Bofman at 773.442.5697 or T-Bofman@neiu.edu
The M.A. in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language gives students an understanding of the nature of language, culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism, and their interrelationships. The M.A. in TESL/TEFL prepares one to teach English in the U.S. or overseas. Within the United States, our graduates teach ESL in public and private schools, as well as in city and community colleges and adult education programs. English language learners are the fastest growing group of students in the United States today.
Is this for me?
If you love meeting people from around the world and learning about their languages and cultures, you will find an MA in TESL/TEFL rewarding. Most of our graduates become ESL/EFL teachers, but a variety of other career paths are available as well.
A degree in TESL/TEFL is in great demand, both in the U.S. and abroad. Graduates from the TESL/TEFL program find employment in teaching in pre-K - 12 public as well as private schools, in colleges, and in adult continuing education. Additionally, a career path in TESL/TEFL can result in jobs like teacher training, program administration, curriculum development, and materials development. English language learners are the fastest growing group of students in the United States today. Our graduates also use the skills they have developed in the program in areas such as research, publishing, advocacy, and government both in the US and abroad. Some TESL/TEFL graduates also enroll in doctoral programs.