Feb 22, 2019  
2018-2019 
    
2018-2019

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA


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The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA includes the extensive study of the English language and applied linguistics and is particularly appropriate for those who plan to teach English to speakers of other languages or do further work in linguistics.

All students who graduate with an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will be able to:

Conduct original research in chosen area of study and write a scholarly project that reflects the conventions of the discipline

Demonstrate advanced and cohesive knowledge of the structure, development, and acquisition of language

Demonstrate advanced and cohesive knowledge of the theories and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages and effectively apply current TESOL methodologies

Demonstrate advanced and cohesive knowledge of the relationship between language and culture

Total Credits: 33


TESOL Core


These courses are required.

Admission Requirements


Applicants must have taken ENGL 460  Linguistics (or its equivalent)​ and ENGL 300  Modern English Grammar (or its equivalent) as prerequisites.  These courses may be taken concurrently while students are enrolled in the MA TESOL program.

English Language Requirements


Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English-language proficiency before they are accepted into any program in the Department of English.  To qualify for admission, students must obtain at least a minimum composite score on one of the following exams:

  1. Paper-based TOEFL (ITP) composite score of 575. 
  2. Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) composite score of 90.
  3. MELAB composite score of 82.
  4. For the minimum scores from other standardized English tests, such as IELTS and PTE, contact the Department of English.

The exam must be taken within two years prior to enrollment.  Students who score below these levels may complete language requirements by enrolling in Intensive English Program courses (ENSL) on campus. 

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