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.
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 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 curriculum is distinguished for its solid foundation in the fields of language teaching, linguistics and program administration. Typically you will complete our master's degree program in three or four semesters with a course load of 12-13 credits per semester.
If you have prior TESOL coursework, you may qualify for the three-semester advanced entry program. Also, if you would like to combine your master's degree with 2 years of teaching experience in developing countries, you might be a perfect fit for our Peace Corps Master's International program.
Our students also have opportunities to put theory into practice through language education internships and professional opportunities in the United States and around the world.
Our faculty are some of the most recognized leaders in the TESOL community. They will work closely with you as mentors and colleagues. Small class sizes encourage close interaction and the exchange of career-related knowledge and creative teaching techniques.
Students may also elect to pursue one of the following specialization options in conjunction with their required TESOL courses:
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.