Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Admission to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program is based on a candidate's prior academic record and professional experience.
Admissions Requirements Overview
- Language Proficiency (Required for Non-Native English Speakers)
- Standardized Test Scores (Recommended)
- Advanced Entry
There is no language requirement for native English speaking applicants to the Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) program. Non-native English speaking applicants must meet the proficiency requirements listed below.
Non-Native English Speakers
Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations. Institutional TOEFL reports are not accepted. Applicants who have completed all four years of high school and an undergraduate degree in the U.S. are eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL/IELTS exams. Applicants must provide transcripts from those institutions.
|Minimum TOEFL Scores||Minimum IELTS Scores|
Internet-based test: 100 overall
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE scores are not required. However, applicants who have taken the GRE are encouraged to submit them because they may positively influence merit scholarship awards. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores for admission consideration. Please use our four-digit institution code  to send us your scores.
A 30-unit advanced entry TESOL degree can be completed in three academic semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer. Applicants must meet all admissions requirements for the 2-year TESOL degree program in addition to previous successful coursework toward a TESOL certificate or Applied Linguistics degree program.