TESL Practicum

Course Description

A culminating experience in the Master of Arts in Second Language Teaching and Learning program. Students will be required to assess, plan, teach, and evaluate the progress of second language learners. Students must complete a total of a minimum of 16 clock hours in a classroom setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate selection, planning and implementation of appropriate methods and materials for second language learners.
  • Demonstrate adaptation and monitoring of curriculum for students with varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer and analyze formal and informal assessment instruments that inform decisions about students’ learning and development across domains and content areas.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills with peers, administrators, assistants, parents, students and other members of the community, school or agencies.
  • Demonstrate ability to critically examine his/her own teaching practice and make appropriate adjustments based on self-evaluation.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of technology in meeting the needs of ESL students.


Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 220,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

National University
Chat Options