Teaching English as an Additional Language–Fieldwork Stream (TESL/TEFL) [TEAL-F] M.Ed.
Master of Education in Teaching English as an Additional Language–Fieldwork Stream (TESL/TEFL) [TEAL-F] provides an exciting and in-depth professional, scholarly, and cultural experience for its students. English language teachers and specialists will develop and increase their understanding of educational issues and practices specific to TEFL/TESL while studying in a multicultural environment.
The program involves coursework in current theories of curriculum and instruction, as well as, practical field experiences to observe teaching practices in Canadian classrooms.
This framework will enable students to apply new understanding to the development of ideas and strategies in their own or other EFL/ESL professional environments.
Throughout the entire program, cultural and academic advising and support are available to students.
Up to *10 Graduate Fellowships valued at $3250 will be offered to outstanding students starting in Fall 2018. *Pending approval
Applicants residing in China may wish to contact Can-Zhong International Education Consulting Services, our agent in China, to arrange an interview to this program.
Differences between the Teaching English as an Additional Language–Fieldwork Stream (TESL/TEFL) [TEAL-F] M.Ed. program and the Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) program:
Teaching English as an Additional Language–Fieldwork Stream (TESL/TEFL) [TEAL-F] M.Ed.:
This is a full-time intensive program attended primarily by international students. The program is completed in 17 months (a month-long orientation plus 4 terms). Courses are usually scheduled in the daytime. Course contents address globalized contexts of English as an International Language (EIL) education and attend more fully to EFL situations. The program contains two fieldwork courses in which students observe EAL teaching and learning in diverse Canadian classrooms at different levels. Please note TEAL-F program is not a practicum program. Academic literacy and cultural adjustment student supports are offered throughout the duration of the program. Because of the additional support provided concurrently with course instruction, TEAL-F is a cost recovery program.
Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) M.Ed.:
Most students in the program are full-time teachers in the Vancouver area. All courses are scheduled in the late afternoon/evenings. Since all students are experienced teachers, the program does not make provisions for Fieldwork courses. As most students also work full-time, most take one course per term and this affects core course scheduling. Course contents address globalized contexts of English as an International Language (EIL) education and attend more fully to ESL situations. Most students complete the program in six terms.
Dan Zhao English/Chinese languages teacher
Learn more about the Faculty of Education Graduate Student Funding Policy.
Information about financial support is available from the Dean of Graduate Studies Office.