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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


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.

What You'll Do

  • 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.

What You'll Study

  • EN686 Sociolinguistics
  • TL530 Practicum in TESOL
  • TL601 Research Methods in TESOL
  • TL620 Approaches to the Teaching of Grammar

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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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