College of Education
The Westcliff College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL).
Our curriculum, whether taught via an online or on-campus platform, is comprehensive and innovative. At Westcliff University, you’ll develop your critical thinking and writing skills, conduct linguistic analyses, and learn the latest in curriculum development using up-to-the-minute educational technology. The programs provide practical experiences and assignments to prepare students for various educational settings and positions. Our education programs include a teaching practicum, interviews with current educators, and the skills needed for today’s classroom in a variety of contexts.
The BAed program is perfect for those who would like to work with learners of all ages and abilities in different educational capacities. The curriculum includes a broad range of education topics and provides a comprehensive overview of the education industry, while still emphasizing theory and application.
The MA TESOL program is suitable for those who teach in EFL or ESL contexts and would like to continue developing their teaching skills in a comprehensive program with emphasis on both theory and pedagogy.
Why Study TESOL?
Many Westcliff University students pursue their MA TESOL because they are passionate about education. Children and adults alike have more opportunities when they speak English well, and our TESOL graduates find tremendous personal satisfaction in teaching English as a foreign or second language.
Some TESOL students are attracted to the prospect of living and working abroad. Teaching English in another country can be exciting and fun; you will find that many of our professors have found this experience immensely rewarding.
Still, other TESOL students find that our curriculum helps them reach the students they already have. In today’s multicultural classroom, it is common for K-12 teachers to work with ELL students. When you enroll in the MA TESOL program, you will learn the methods and strategies that address the challenges of language learning and acquisition.
Our curriculum, whether taught via an online or on-campus platform, is comprehensive and innovative. At Westcliff University, you’ll develop your critical thinking and writing skills, conduct linguistic analyses, and learn the latest in curriculum development using current educational technology. Equally important, our MA TESOL program embraces diversity and recognizes the value of heritage languages and cultures.