Master Of Arts In Education Major In English Language Teaching

Master Of Arts In Education Major In English Language Teaching

About the Program

            The Master of Arts in Education major in English Language Teaching with thesis, introduced in 2014, is designed for teachers, trainers, and other professionals from various field of specialization who intend to become experts in English language teaching in the basic, secondary, and tertiary education. Specifically, the program focuses on imbuing pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and other professionals with theoretical groundings, practical knowledge, and research skills through the program’s varied delivery modes.  Through this program, the students will master theories in teaching and learning, structure system of the English language, approaches, principles, and methodologies in English language teaching, and curricula and instructional materials for language teaching and learning, as well as crafting language programs with emphasis on remedial instruction and testing. The degree will be awarded upon completion of 36 units or 1944 hours of course work which includes Thesis 1 and 2.

Who should join this program? 

  • Newly graduated students with a degree course on teacher education who aspire to specialize in English language teaching and learning for employment or academic growth.
  • Those who are already in the teaching and training workforce but would like to specialize in English language teaching and learning for academic growth or develop expertise.
  • Students who graduated in any four-year college degree course can apply for the program granted that they will be taking the Teacher Certificate Program (TCP) as a bridging program as a requirement for admittance.

IE- Graduate Studies Program Objective

            To achieve this goal, the IE-GS seeks to develop research- oriented professionals with an articulated philosophy of education, committed to a life of service for the development of the country in general and learning communities specifically;

Master of Arts in Education Major in English Language Teaching 

Program Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the 36- unit graduate degree program with thesis designed for teachers of English language to update them on the latest developments in language teaching, the students are expected to:

  1. Master the fundamental and complex structured systems of form and meaning in the study of the English language.
    Courses that contribute: MAELT 245, MAELT 247, MAELT 248
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity
  2. Demonstrate pedagogical expertise in the teaching of English in secondary and tertiary education.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  3. Integrate the theories and principles in English language teaching to scholarly outputs.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 248, EDUC 249, EDUC 251, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248, MA 240, MA 241
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  4. Integrate the theories and principles in English language learning to scholarly outputs.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 248, EDUC 249, EDUC 251, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248, MA 240, MA 241
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  5. Establish correlation between the theories and principles in English language teaching through advanced scholarly works.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 248, EDUC 249, EDUC 251, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248, MA 240, MA 241
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  6. Design language curricula with emphasis on inclusive and transnational English language education.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  7. Develop Instructional materials for English language teaching and learning.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  8. Craft language programs with emphasis on remedial instruction and testing.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  9. Publish scholarly outputs that seek to address issues and gaps in language education in indexed journals.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248, MA 240, MA 241
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship
  10. Present scholarly outputs that seek to address issues and gaps in language education in national and international conferences.
    Courses that contribute: EDUC 249, MAELT 245, MAELT 244, MAELT 246, MAELT 247, MAELT 248, MA 240, MA 241
    Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Intellectual curiosity, Professionalism, Persuasive communication, Responsible digital citizenship

Career Pathways

            Upon completion of the program, graduates can be employed as training and curriculum specialist, content and curriculum specialists, instructional design writer, curriculum designer and developer, consultant, and education supervisor.  Likewise, the student can proceed to a doctorate program in language and literature education.

Program Features

Program Curriculum

The masterate program is composed of 12 courses or 36 units on theories and principles of education, theories in linguistics, teaching strategies in English language and literature, and principles of research which are applied in designing, implementing, and evaluating English language curricula and lessons for basic, secondary, and tertiary levels. 

In the program, students will delve deeper into the current issues and trends in English language teaching and learning and its impact and relevance to national and international education systems and scholarly outputs produced in the field of education and language development. This exploration trains students to become experts in the field and prepares them to work alongside school administrators in improving the current education system in the country.

The students’ learning and progress will culminate with a research output in Thesis 1 and 2 which are scaffolded by lecture series, round table discussions, and masterclasses in the duration of the masterate program.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The graduate studies program of the Institute puts premium on in-depth and adequate knowledge and understanding of academic and theoretical frameworks which are translated into research- based academic tasks. This specialized nature of the program prepares the students to become thinking teacher professionals as they collaborate and co-construct knowledge by investigating educational and societal trends and issues using different disciplinal lenses, frameworks and paradigms.  Specifically, the program will be delivered using the following modes:

To address the distinct needs of the graduate studies, the courses are designed for the learners to collaborate and con- construct knowledge with their colleagues and professors through research- based activities.  This approach is rooted on the learning paradigm of the university where critical, reflective, and creative thinking is fostered. 

Through this approach, the students explore and investigate educational and societal trends and issues using different disciplinal lenses to make sense of the different perspectives and make connections of their learnings on different courses. In addition, students develop the capacity to understand concepts in multiple viewpoints and the ability to integrate these viewpoints into a broader conceptual framework of analysis. 

The courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online discussions using the learning management system or Canvas. Face-to-face discussions are done on a designated class schedule, while the readings, videos, and other learning materials are made available in the learning management system. Likewise, extended assessments and discussions are given through Canvas.

The courses are taught using the combination of the two modes where students will be given opportunities for mentorship through various supplementary activities in the department. The students will also work with their fellow graduate studies students and faculty members through consultations and discourses. 

Assessment and Research

The completion of courses under the program is dependent on the accomplishment of assessment tasks negotiated by the professor and the students for the semester. The program makes use of research- based outputs and community and field exposures as forms of assessments. These course outputs prepare students for the comprehensive examination and thesis writing towards the end of the program. 

The comprehensive examination measures the students’ ability to synthesize their learning throughout the program through a publishable research or an empirical essay. This same research or essay can be expounded further in writing their thesis, which is a final requirement for awarding of the degree. Through these assessments, students will be trained to produce quality publishable research papers and will enable them to understand and appreciate research as a way of life in the teaching profession.

Scholarship

            The university offers various scholarship programs for teachers from the government and private institutions as well as alumni of FEU.

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