TESOL, MA

  • ENGLISH OPENS DOORS:  With the teaching strategies you'll gain from our master's program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), you'll be prepared for a world of opportunities.

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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, empowering you as a teacher-scholar to conduct your own individualized research and preparing you to excel in a variety of teaching scenarios, from community college classrooms to teaching abroad, or even pursue a doctoral degree.

    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.

    New! 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. Learn more about the TESOL Graduate Certificate of Recognition Program.

    MATESOL Faculty

    Our program’s faculty members are teacher-scholars in the true sense of the term. They teach introductory undergraduate as well as graduate courses. 

    Application deadline for Fall Cohort

    All application materials must be submitted by February 1.