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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program develops the skills needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in the United States or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) abroad.  The curriculum explores both the mechanics of language and the importance of culture with an emphasis on being a global program.  Students learn about advanced education theories, ideas, and concepts that can improve performance; gain an understanding of how to connect with their students despite a language barrier; and gain a knowledge base of trends that are changing in education, especially technology.

Requirements

This degree program requires 36-39 credits for completion.

  • Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (requirement waived for candidates with cumulative 3.2 GPA on previous degree)
  • Official college transcript confirming a minimum 2.9 GPA
  • Writing sample of academic work
  • Native speakers of English to have completed 6 hours of a foreign language Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 80 or equivalent for non-native speakers of English (requirement waived in applicant has earned a minimum of 24 credit hours from an approved English-speaking university or college)

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges