Philosophy

Program Mission Statement

The Seattle Pacific University MA-TESOL program seeks to prepare students for service and leadership in teaching English as an additional language by developing their professional competence and character within a framework of Christian faith and values.

Program Goals

  • Prepare students for service and leadership
  • Develop professional competence
  • Balance academic preparation and teacher training
  • Develop character and ethical sensitivity
  • Be practical to ensure a student's success and confidence in the classroom

Program Objectives

To prepare students for service and leadership and develop professional competence

  • Background in theoretical knowledge
  • Background in practical skills
  • Skill in using technological and other resources
  • Employment-related skills, e.g. finding the right job, forming good relationships with colleagues and supervisors
  • Initiation into wider profession

To develop character and ethical sensitivity

  • Practice treating students and colleagues with respect and professionalism
  • Practice responding appropriately to cultural differences and ethical dilemmas

Read reflections on the program by recent graduates.