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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Apr 20, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MA

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This one-year degree is available beginning in Fall 2020. It consists entirely of 30 credits (15 per semester) of coursework, and is intended for students who wish to teach English as a Second Language to adults both in the United States and internationally.

The curriculum is fixed and all courses are required.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for entry to the program will be the same as for the two-year MA.

Contact Information

Chair: Professor Scott Kiesling (

Admissions and Advisor One-year MA/TESOL and Two Year MA with TESOL Certificate: Dr. Alan Juffs (

Program Requirements:

The degree program will require 30 credits. The following summarizes the sequences of courses.

Total 15 Credits

Total 15 Credits


The LING 2195 - PRACTICUM ESL TEACHING  (Fall and Spring) includes observation of classes in English as an additional language (EAL) in higher education contexts, supervised practice teaching of adult English language learners, application of course-work content and tools to teaching contexts, and interactions with EAL teaching faculty and students outside the classroom.

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