Master of Arts Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program Description

The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is designed to train professionals how to teach people who are learning to speak English as a second language. Graduates will have the opportunity to work with children in pre-school throughout high school, in adult education programs with refugees and immigrants; or in college or university programs. The students' place of employment may be within the United States or overseas. This program emphasizes the practical application of theory to the classroom. 

Southeast offers traditional face-to-face classes for students who would like to come to campus and online classes for students who prefer to take courses from any country in the world. 

Unique Features

  • Variety of classes offered in the summer
  • 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
  • Integrate the application of theory to teaching, use a hands-on approach to the development of curricula and assessment, engage in practicum experience, and receive guidance for the job search process.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to the Graduate Studies, applicants must have the following:

  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • K-12 public schools
  • Adult Learning Centers
  • International Offices
  • International Commerce
  • Tourism Offices
  • International Education Offices
  • Ph.D. programs


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