Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.)


The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language provides an advanced understanding of second language acquisition and teaching methods and materials. Students will engage in latest professional practices that solve cross-cultural and cross-linguistic problems involved in oral and written communications.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Adapt the principles and techniques of second language acquisition (SLA), linguistics and teaching methodologies to multiple language learning contexts.
  • Conduct linguistic analysis to the context of second language acquisition.
  • Propose solutions to cross-cultural and cross-linguistic issues for second language learners.
  • Develop and implement curriculum for ESL/EFL and academic language programs.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into professional skills and ethics related to TESL.

Program Specific Admission Procedures

In addition to the general admission requirements, specific admission procedures to the M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Languages are as follows:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by the University.
  2. Applicants should hold a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00 for undergraduate study. Applicants who hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.75 on a 4.00 scale may be eligible for admission on Academic Caution.
  3. Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word statement as to why they want to pursue a M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 15 credit hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-; and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Delivery Format: Online Only

  • English Instructor for Domestic and International Language Learners
  • Second Language Curriculum Developer
  • Second Language Linguistics research
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