Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

MA Education

1. Students demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge in the degree field, including the related  cultural, technological, ethical and professional competencies. 

2. Students demonstrate skills of critical thinking and analysis.

3. Students demonstrate both oral and written communication skills, including the academic and  technical writing skills appropriate to the degree field.

4. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the organization, implementation, interpretation  and analysis of research appropriate to the degree field.

5. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills of leadership, advocacy and agency as these apply to the  degree field.

6. Students demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions of critical inquiry and reflective practice.

7. Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with effective collaboration with  peers, colleagues and communities.

8. Students demonstrate research-based knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with equity and  diversity as these apply to effective practice in the content field. 

MA Education TESOL


Upon completion of the TESOL MA program, students will:  

1. Appreciate the rich varieties of uses and contexts of the English language while acknowledging the importance of the native languages and cultures on language learning;

2. Apply appropriate learning theories to second language acquisition;

3. Teach English skillfully, using a variety of principled teaching methods;

4. Demonstrate understanding of the oral and written discourses of English;

5. Understand and apply research findings from the TESOL/Applied Linguistics literature;

6. Develop, apply, and evaluate assessment techniques for different purposes and audiences;

7. Value participation in professional associations and serve as advocates for second/foreign language students; and

8. Apply and understand the relevance of a variety of computer-mediated tools for different purposes and audiences.