MA in TESOL
We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching.
What is TESOL?
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is the academic discipline of teaching English to students who have a different native language. TESOL is an expanding field that is becoming increasingly important as the demand for English language learning grows around the world.
Our MA TESOL Program
Our curriculum is distinguished for its solid foundation in the fields of language teaching, linguistics and program administration. Our faculty will train you in a broad range of topics necessary to your development as language education professionals.
Typically you will complete our master's degree program in three or four semesters with a course load of 12-13 credits per semester. Students with prior TESOL coursework may qualify for the one-year advanced entry program. Also, if you're searching for a two-year cross-cultural adventure, be a part of our Peace Corps Master's International program.
Our students also have opportunities for language education internships in the United States and around the world.
Language Education Specializations
Students may also elect to pursue one of the following specialization options in conjunction with their required TESOL courses:
- Language Program Administration
- Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- Teaching Foreign Language
- International Education Management
Language Education Careers
Our program will give you the skills and expertise to set yourself apart as your language education career begins. Our alumni are teachers and administrators in the U.S. and around the world. They work at adult education centers, universities, community colleges, K-12 schools and other language learning programs. Many of our alumni have also gone on to Ph.D. programs at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Oxford and Georgetown.