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Teach and Cultivate Minds, Globally

The MA program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages uniquely focuses on theory-to-practice teacher preparation.

This program empowers you as a teacher-scholar to conduct your own individualized research and prepares you to excel in a variety of teaching scenarios, from community college classrooms to teaching abroad or even pursuing a doctoral degree.

TESOL MA Information Sessions

Thursday, February 16, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Status: Space Available
Location: Online
Saturday, April 22, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Status: Space Available
Location: Online

What the MA in TESOL Offers

  • The TESOL master's program situates teaching English as an international language (TEIL) as a social, cultural, historical, and political endeavor, giving you full insight into TEIL as a contextually driven practice.
  • For a two-semester course sequence, you'll work with mentor faculty in the classroom. You can gain field experience in several ways, such as designing lesson plans and working hands-on with students in small groups.
  • Graduates of this program are uniquely qualified for a range of teaching experiences either at home or abroad, excelling as both teachers and scholars in their field.

Download the latest progress towards degree chart for the TESOL master's program.

Imagine Your Future

The MA/TESOL prepares students in the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages (English as an International Language) in a variety of settings within and outside the United States.

Classes and Requirements

The courses offered in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA at IUP prepare students to excel in a variety of career choices, particularly teaching at the community-college level or teaching abroad. All classes in the TESOL MA are offered in a traditional course format.

MA TESOL Program Handbook

Full Academic Catalog Listing

The course catalog is the official reference for all our degree and course offerings. Check it out for a full listing of the classes available and requirements for this degree.

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How to Apply

Applicants who seek admission to the Master of Arts in TESOL need to meet the general IUP institutional requirements as well as the specific MA in TESOL program requirements.

Graduate Certificate Program

Become a Teacher of English as an International Language in just two semesters (18 credits)

The TESOL Graduate Certificate of Recognition (GCoR) Program prepares you to teach English abroad. You'll take a set of core courses that situate teaching English as a social, cultural, historical, and political endeavor in a variety of educational institutions outside the United States. 

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