Sep 22, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages / TESOL

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Objectives of the program are to graduate teachers who possess a knowledge of English perceived as a second/foreign language, a knowledge of foreign language teaching and learning strategies, practical experience in applying theoretical knowledge, an awareness of the realities of the multicultural classroom and a commitment to continued professional growth.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must:

  1. Satisfy Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Submit a statement of the applicant’s reasons for pursuing this degree;
  3. Submit at least two letters of recommendation. See the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages website for the recommendation form.
  4. Have at least one year’s college study of foreign language or the equivalent as determined by the World Languages Department; and
  5. For regular admission, non-native speakers of English must submit a recent (no older than one year) official test score showing a high level of English language proficiency. This requires a minimum TOEFL iBt score of 92 (with minimum sub-section scores of 24 on reading, 24 on writing, 22 on speaking and 22 on listening), or an IELTS minimum score of 7 on every subtest. Students admitted with a sub-score less than 26 on the TOEFL iBT or 7.5 on any section of the IELTS may be advised to take ESLN 512  and/or ESLN 516 .

Conditional Admission - Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet the above admission requirements. These students will be required to take deficiency courses to meet these requirements, in addition to regular program requirements.

The TESOL program reviews completed applications February 1st and April 1st for fall admission and October 15th for winter admission. Because of the sequencing of core courses, starting the program in September semester is recommended for international students. If a student is asked to take ESL courses, a Summer start is preferable.

Effective with the Winter 2017 Application Cycle, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Department Information:

World Languages - College of Arts & Sciences

Rosemary Weston-Gil, Ph.D.
Department Head

219 Alexander
(734) 487-0130

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Thom Cullen, Ph.D. 219 Alexander
(734) 487-0130

Degree Requirements: 33 hours

The M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages requires 33 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, cognate courses and restricted elective courses as follows:

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