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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 (ESOL) program focuses on the needs of teachers who work closely with students from other cultures, providing initial teacher preparation in ESOL for individuals holding bachelor’s degrees and who have an interest in teaching English to speakers of other languages in PreK-12 settings.  The curriculum addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and have had experience learning a second language.  Courses include:

  • General Linguistics
  • English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literacy
  • Cultural Issues for Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Goals statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Restrictions

This program is not approved in Kentucky and Massachusetts.