The MAT—TESOL program requires a minimum of 24 units, with an optional credential track totaling 28 units (pending CTC approval). The program offers both full-time and part-time options, and can be completed in as few as 15 months.
Sample Full-time Schedule
Fall Semester 2017
Applied Linguistics for English Language Educators
Introduction to systems of English language and language in use. Contrasts systems of English to other languages to identify issues of interest for language teachers.
Theories of Language Learning and Teaching
Introduction to theories that underpin second language learning and teaching, their critical review, and applications for designing of classroom learning and teaching experiences.
Assessment of Instruction for Diverse Language Learners
Assessment practices and strategies in English language instruction with special attention to learner differences (social, cultural, physical, intellectual) that influence academic performance.
Spring Semester 2018
Approaches and Strategies of Language Teaching
Overview of approaches, models and strategies in language teaching, topics include lesson planning, and implementation of the lesson for language and content area instruction.
Social Foundations of Language Education
Examine learner behavior, ability, and language to access strategies to differentiate, scaffold, and assess learning.
EDUC 660A | (2 units)
Clinical Practice Seminar A
First of two-course series focused on helping students translate theory to practice. Designed for students completing fieldwork required for the teaching credential.
Fall Semester 2018
Teaching Practice to Support Language Learners
Introduction to components of effective teaching, including lesson and unit planning, creating a classroom environment conducive to learning, and classroom management strategies.
Technology Enhanced Language Learning Design and Instruction
Collaboratively design and deliver synchronous and asynchronous online language learning opportunities. Become versatile with adapting content, technical aspects of video-conferencing and interactional dynamics.
EDUC 660B | (2 units)
Clinical Practice Seminar B
Second of two-course series focused on translating theory to practice. Part B also facilitates preparation for and submission of the EdTPA.