How the TESOL Program Works
Upon admission, students receive information designed to welcome, orient, and introduce them to the programs of study in TESOL at Shenandoah University.
Students in the TESOL program are able to pace themselves in two ways. First, they may choose to take as few as three credits in a semester or as many as nine (a full graduate course load). Second, because all TESOL courses are delivered online, in an ascynchronous format, students are able to logon to Blackboard and do coursework at any time, day or night, on any day of the week.
ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Each student is assigned a personal faculty advisor, with whom they work closely to plan their course of study. In addition, course instructors are always available to help students when they have questions or face challenges in completing their work.
All courses are taught using the Blackboard online course delivery system. Instructional activities include assigned readings, discussion forums, video lectures, and written projects, in addition to quizzes and exams.
Instructors use video format to present lectures, weekly responses, and pre-recorded materials. A broadband internet connection and free software downloads are required to view the videos.
Near the end of their studies, students in the Master of Science in Education-TESOL program must travel to the Shenandoah University campus in Winchester, Virginia to present their capstone course project paper or capstone internship report.