Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) requires extensive study of linguistics and pedagogy, as well as actual teaching and/or tutoring experience with second-language students. The culminating experience of the MA TESOL Concentration is the comprehensive examination.

The MA TESOL provides professional preparation and training in the theory and practice of teaching English to non-native speakers. The program is designed for graduate students who expect to teach in community college or secondary or adult education settings in the U.S. or in adult or university level courses overseas. The program is also preparation for the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics.

Admission as a classified graduate student in English requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units of all university level coursework;

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