MEd in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall be admitted to the M.Ed TEFL program when they fulfil the following academic and non-academic requirements.

  • BA or BED in teaching English including English minors, and pedagogical science and English composite and other related areas.
  • A grade point average of 2.00 and above in the undergraduate program.
  • Age ranges between 20 and 45
  • Admission is subject to the approval of the CGS (Council of Graduate studies) and the University Legislation.
  • Three letters of recommendation from their undergraduate instructors, employers or professional associates.
  • Satisfactory performance in an entrance examination administered as part of the applicants' screening process.
  • Fulfilment of other admission requirements set by the University.

Applicants may be organization-sponsored or self-sponsored.

 Objectives

The M.Ed. TEFL program is designed to prepare professional teachers of English as a foreign language by increasing their knowledge of foreign language instructional theory and practice.

More specifically the program intends to:

  • Improve classroom teaching and testing based on an understanding of language teaching and learning theories.
  • Develop research skills for the systematic analysis of issues related to language teaching and learning.
  • Develop clear insights and experience on curriculum development, evaluation and material production.

The program is also expected to establish a foundation for further scholarly work and to prepare the graduates for careers that require comprehensive knowledge and skills as well as academic training in the field of teaching English as a foreign language.

Applicants will pay fee for education and research based on the University (BDU) by-laws.

Course Breakdown

In designing the courses, some necessary considerations were made.

  • Linguistic foundations: Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, second language acquisition theory, and analysis of the English language
  • Pedagogy: Language teaching methodology, curriculum development, and testing
  • Research: Research skills for the preparation and writing of thesis

 

COURSE COMPONENTS

COURSE CODE

CREDIT HOURS

 

Yr. I, Sem. I

Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning Theories

Skills for Teacher Education

Research Methods in ELT 

Current Issues in Applied Linguistics

TEFL 501

TEFL 503

TEFL 505

TEFL 511

3

3

3

3

12

 

 

Yr. I, Sem. II

Language Testing

Graduate Seminar I 

Syllabus design and Materials Writing I

Literature in Language Teaching

 

TEFL 502

TEFL 506

TEFL 504

TEFL  508

 

3

2

3

2

10

Yr. II, Sem. I

Graduate Seminar II

Syllabus Design and Materials Writing II

TEFL 601

 TEFL 603

 

2

3

5

Yr. II, Sem. II

M.Ed Thesis

 

TEFL 606 

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   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (INCLUDING M.Ed THESIS)

                                    27        

Graduates of the Program

On completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • be effective teachers of English at both secondary and tertiary levels
  • serve as teacher educators in TEFL
  • be effective syllabus designers and produce ELT materials at various levels
  • conduct research in the area of English language education and in other related areas
  • be engaged in their continuous professional development by doing further scholarly work.
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