Program and Entrance Requirements
The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is a 36 credit-hour program. With a broad range of courses, the program aims to equip the students with the linguistics knowledge and pedagogical training essential in the various aspects of TESOL, including, among other things, curriculum design, material development, methodologies, classroom procedures, and assessment. The program also offers students practicum opportunities to gain first-hand practical experience in the field
Certificate of TESOL
The certificate is an 18 credit-hour program created specially for those who do not want to pursue a master's degree but desire credentials in TESOL that will aid them in gaining employment in TESOL both domestically and overseas.
All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The applicant with a GPA slightly below 3.00 may, with permission of the program chair and graduate faculty, enter the program on probation; he or she must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the graduate curriculum to continue.
Students admitted on probation may take a maximum of nine hours per semester and cannot enroll for the following semester until they are fully admitted.
All international and probationary students are required to take Research and Writing (TESL 5373).