MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language

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MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language

A part-time FULLY ONLINE cohort program.

The goal of this online graduate program is to develop specialized professionals in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

The MEd program in Early Childhood Education is designed for teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of professional practice with young children.

This engaging, online graduate degree program allows you to inquire into your work with young children, and offers opportunities to explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice.

This graduate cohort is an interdisciplinary, cross-departmental program that consists of core courses in early childhood education and related courses in other departments.

This program is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood Education Professionals
  • Professionals working in child and family government or NGO programs
This multidisciplinary program, offered by the Faculty of Education, is a collaboration between the Department of Early Childhood Education (ECED) and other departments.

Application Deadline: TBD

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Start Date: Sept 2024 proposed
Length: 2.5 years, part-time (8 terms)
Format: 100% Online
Domestic Tuition:
International Tuition:

Upcoming Info Sessions

There are currently no info sessions scheduled for this program


Program Details

Proposed Schedule

The 30-credit program is offered part-time over a period of two years and two terms, with scheduling designed to accommodate the needs of practicing teachers and educators. All courses are online and asynchronous, and electives can be taken any time during the program.

Note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

START DATE AND LENGTH COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE
Sept 2022 (13 weeks) Applied Linguistics for Teachers LLED 489B
Jan 2023 (13 weeks) Theory and Research in Teaching English as a Second Language LLED 572
May 2023 (6.5 weeks) Theories of Second Language Acquisition LLED 573
Sept 2023 (13 weeks) Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches LLED 526
Jan 2024 (13 weeks) Language, Discourse and Identity LLED 510
May 2024 (6.5 weeks) Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing LLED 574
Sept 2024 (13 weeks) Introduction to Research Methods EDUC 500
Jan 2025 (13 weeks) Graduating Project LLED 590

Elective Courses

In addition to the 8 required courses, students must take 2 approved electives. Electives can be taken at any time during the program. Only one elective can be at the 400-level, the other must be at the 500-level. The selection of the elective courses must be approved by the Cohort Advisor.

Examples of graduate elective courses offered online at UBC:

      • LLED 558 Literacy and Multimodality
      • ETEC 542 Culture and Communication in Virtual Learning Environments
      • EPSE 502 Cognition, Language and Literacy Processes in Education
      • EPSE 512 Critical Issues in Special Education

Examples of undergraduate elective courses offered online at UBC:

      • LLED 479 The Education of Immigrant Students
      • LLED 459 Trends and Issues in Literacy instruction
      • LLED 481 Digital Media in English Language Arts Education
      • LLED 442 Trends and Issues in Teaching Children’s Literature
      • LLED 446 Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts

The selection of the elective courses has to be approved by the Cohort Advisor. Approved electives may also be taken at other universities, subject to the terms of  Visiting Graduate Students.

START DATE & LENGTH COURSE
TITLE
COURSE
CODE
Sept 2020 (13 weeks) Applied Linguistics for Teachers LLED 489B
Jan 2021 (13 weeks) Theory and Research in Teaching English as a Second Language LLED 572
May 2021 (6.5 weeks) Theories of Second Language Acquisition LLED 573
Sept 2021 (13 weeks) Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches LLED 526
Jan 2022 (13 weeks) Language Discourse, and Identity LLED 510
May 2022 (6.5 weeks) Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing LLED 574
Sept 2022 (13 weeks) Introduction to Research Methods EDUC 500
Jan 2023 (13 weeks) Graduating Project LLED 590

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All students must meet the requirements for this program, which include:

  1. A completed three- or four-year undergraduate degree.
  2. Minimum GPA of 76% average on all senior-level credits.
  3. Appropriate background in Teaching English as a Second Language, which includes at least 18 credits of relevant senior coursework (e.g., in English Language and Literature, Applied Linguistics, Education, or a related area).
  4. Two years full-time teaching experience or an equivalent combination of engagements within schools, community centres, non-governmental organizations and other education-oriented environments.
  5. A CV (resumé)
  6. Three letters of recommendation.
  7. A 500-word statement of intent that outlines the applicant’s academic strengths and the specific interests he or she would like to pursue in the online MEd in TESL.
Note: In cases where applicants have also completed graduate level coursework toward a master’s or doctoral level program, or as an unclassified student, this coursework is assessed separately. A considerably higher standing may be required because of competitive demand.

Application Status: CLOSED
Application deadline: TBD

Tuition

Refer to the UBC Calendar "Master of Education (program off-campus)" for confirmed and up-to-date fees.

Tuition fees are in Canadian dollars, are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors, and are subject to change (typically 2% in May of each year).

Please note the below listed tuition fees do not include student fees.

2022 Tuition Fees

Program Domestic Tuition International Tuition
MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language – Professional Cohort $15,752.56 CAD $16,697.44 CAD
The above tuition fees are the approximate cost for the entire program.

Have questions? We’ve got answers!

Meet the Program Advisor – Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc – as well as the Program Assistant, and learn more about this program and about applying to become a UBC graduate student.

UPCOMING SESSIONS



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