The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is designed to train professionals to teach people
who are learning to speak English as another language. Graduates work with children
in pre-school through high school, in adult education programs with refugees and immigrants,
or in college and university programs. The workplace may be within the United States
or overseas. The program emphasizes the practical application of theory to the classroom.
- Acquire basic knowledge of linguistics with emphasis on English structure, its usage,
and its role in society
- Design a program of language instruction for their own particular setting and learn
to revise, adapt and assess the program as they progress in their studies
- Appreciate the application of theory to teaching, the hands-on approach to the development
of curricula and assessment, the practicum experience, the assistance with the job
placement process, and the accessibility and affordability of the training experience
In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies,
applicants must have the following:
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.