Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Education with TESOL from East Bridge College has been developed and designed to provide aspirants with a detailed knowledge in the field of education and will make them adept at handling responsibilities in the areas pertaining to designing 21st century classroom, fostering digital literacy, curriculum development, academic management, educational assessment and evaluation.

This advanced program emphasizes the diverse aspects of English language teaching. The curriculum resonates with the up-to-date methods in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and acquaints candidates with the proficiencies required to teach efficiently and to impart lessons in a competent manner. The program aims to provide trainees with the necessary expertise and confidence to use the acquired skills, both in and outside the classroom to help learners in achieving their goals.

The program puts an increasing focus on the process of language acquisition along with the four basic language skills, i.e., listening, speaking, reading and writing, lesson planning, need based language teaching etc. More than teaching, TESOL is about understanding your learners and working on that friendly learning atmosphere.
 

Learning Outcome

A degree in Master of Arts in Education with TESOL is the right choice for working or aspiring teaching professionals to explore the world of teaching English or to look for various job opportunities while learning to create a friendly learning atmosphere. After completing this advanced program in TESOL, trainees will be able to demonstrate comprehension of grammar, language awareness, linguistics, ESL teaching methodology, and four language skills, which will enhance their employability factor.

Upon completion of the Master in Education with TESOL, trainees will be able to:

  • Apply their skills and knowledge acquired through the course to be ahead in the field of English language teaching.
  • Acquire a detailed insight into the basics of TESOL covering grammar and phonology, teaching techniques (Language Skills), classroom and disaster management and lesson planning.
  • Get a thorough grounding in both theory and practice of English language teaching. Get a grip on the TESOL practices and approaches to English language teaching to enable better teaching practice.
  • Pursue self-study and conduct research in language learning and teaching in varied contexts and consider their application in global classroom instructions.
  • Develop your expertise in teaching Business English and learn about need analysis, adult learning approaches, course design etc.
  • Teach young learners and gain knowledge in language learning and acquisition, teaching reading, speaking and listening, handling mixed groups of young learners, developing materials in the classroom and correction and evaluation techniques.

Admission Requirement

  • Candidates willing to enrol requires a recognised graduate degree in any field / equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are also applicable
  • Requires English proficiency with a level of - IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School
  • Knowledge of internet and browsing, MS Word and online research skill is required

Program Requirements

All our Master program under Faculty of Education has four distinct part:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 10 credits and 1 Subject
  • Part Two – Core Program comes with 30 credits and 6 Subjects
  • Part Three – Specialization of Subjects comes with 20 credits divided into 4 Specialized subjects
  • Part Four – Capstone Project which is a reflective research work comprises of 30 credits

To receive a degree in the programme of study the student must achieve the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core, Specialization and Capstone Project as prescribed in the programme specification.
  • Obtain a mark of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject as the Capstone Project.
  • Complete the full programme of study in minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 36 months. After 24 months duration from enrolment date, the student would need to pay a maintenance bench fee for additional months of extension.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the year and use one of that as a Capstone Project to complete a reflective paper.

Curriculum

Foundation (10 credits)

  • 1. Psychology and Characteristics of Learners

Core (30 credits)

  • 1. Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  • 2. Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  • 3. Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • 4. Instructional Strategies
  • 5. Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  • 6. Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  • 1. TESOL – Fundamentals
  • 2. TESOL Methodologies
  • 3. Teaching Business English
  • 4. Teaching English to Young Learners

Capstone Project (30 credits) - Choose 1

  • 1. Prepare a paper on any one topic of by attending a one live online webinar from EBC – 5000 words
  • 2. Attend any seminar in Education in your region and create a reflective paper on the same – 5000 words
  • 3. Research Paper – Importance of lesson planning in TESOL – 5000 words

Fees and Funding

Here we present different payment options available. Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers.

Total fee

  • 2200 USD – If paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 1550 GBP – If paying from UK or EU
  • 68,000 Thai Baht – If paying in Asia
  • 1,60,000 INR– If paying in India

All fees include tax. Fees include all: Program of study, LMS access, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma and transcript. Courier charges apply for Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from USA. Please check with your admission adviser for more details.

Refund Policy

Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.

  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from EBC
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Scholarship

East Bridge College offers tuition scholarships and financial aid for its online learning degree programs. The tuition scholarship fund for distance learning degree programs will be granted depending on the policy and the Dean’s office from time to time. Upon request, EBC may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship.

Certification

  • Candidates successfully completing the program will be awarded a globally recognised certificate from East Bridge College (EBC)
  • The term ‘Online’ is not mentioned in the degree certificate
  • EBC is registered in the USA (Delaware), United Kingdom (London), The ASEAN Region, Thailand (Bangkok)
  • All EBC learning degrees can be issued and legalized in USA and Thailand
  • Degrees from EBC can be internationally legalized with The Hague Apostille (for Hague signatory countries) or Embassy Legalization (for Hague non-signatory countries)

Career & Opportunities

Trainees completing the advanced Master’s program in TESOL are qualified to apply for positions of seniority and can foray into any new or chosen areas of professional activity like:

  • publishing or content development
  • design professional development training sessions
  • hold advisory roles in teaching EFL/ESL
  • associate with TESOL organizations (national and international levels)

Most aspirants pursuing TESOL careers choose to become educators, but it’s not only limited to that. There also are prospects for anyone willing to work outside the traditional classrooms. Positions include:

  • Director or administrative staff for an English as a second language (ESL) program
  • Developer of English language materials with a private company
  • Academic adviser with an educational institution
  • Government agency adviser
  • Private language arts tutor
  • Administrative or teaching staff at an English language centre

Most nations look for a TESOL educator with a minimum bachelor's degree for teaching in schools. With a master’s qualification, there are other career prospects that open up, other than teaching, in schools. It includes:

  • administrative positions
  • research
  • curriculum development
  • working for corporate organizations

TESOL teachers may work with both adults and young learners.

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