Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


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JONATHAN SINGER, Chair
LINDA OLIVA, Associate Chair
FRANCIS M. HULT, Graduate Program Director

Degrees Offered

M.A., P.B.C. (Degree Types )

Faculty

FRANCIS M. HULT, Ph.D (University of Pennsylvania); Educational linguistics, language policy and planning, linguistic landscapes, multilingual education, sustainability, and transdisciplinarity
JIYOON LEE, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania); Alternative assessment, language assessment literacy, teacher education
SHANNON SAURO, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania); Fanfiction and fan practices, language learning in the digital wilds, task-based language teaching, telecollaboration/virtual exchange
SARAH J. SHIN, Ph.D. (University of Michigan); Bilingualism, TESOL methods, heritage language education, language policy
MARY TABAA, M.A. (UMBC) (Online/Off-Campus Coordinator); English grammar, linguistics, instructional design, second language acquisition, TESOL methods

Program Description

The TESOL program offers a master's degree in TESOL (M.A. TESOL) and a post-baccalaureate certificate in ESOL (ESOL P.B.C).  Established in 1979, the program has a long history of preparing both prospective and experienced teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in educational linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL methods, assessment, cross-cultural studies, and curriculum development.  Both the master's degree and the certificate can be taken completely on campus in face-to-face classes, completely online from anywhere in the world, or as a combination of on campus and online classes.  P-12 teacher certification and thesis options are available.

MA in TESOL Options

  • Option 1: Master of Arts in TESOL - General
  • Option 2: Master of Arts in TESOL with P-12 Certification
  • Option 3: Master of Arts in TESOL with Thesis
  • Option 4: Master of Arts in TESOL with Thesis and P-12 Certification

Program Admission Requirements

M.A. TESOL:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose explaining your interest in the field
  • Second language speakers of English must submit one of the following scores:
    • 213+ on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 80+ on the internet-based test TOEFL
    • 6.5+ on IELTS
    • 53+ on PTE Academic

ESOL P.B.C.:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose explaining your interest in the field
  • Second language speakers of English must submit one of the following scores:
    • 213+ on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 80+ on the internet-based test TOEFL
    • 6.5+ on IELTS
    • 53+ on PTE Academic

The program offers rolling admissions. Applications are reviewed when they are complete. An applicant's file is considered complete and ready for review when all required documents have been submitted.

Deadlines for domestic applicants:
Fall admission: August 1
Spring admission: January 1
Summer admission: May 1

Deadlines for international applicants
Fall admission: April 1
Spring admission: November 1

Courses

See Course Descriptions  

 

Programs

    Master of ArtsPost-Baccalaureate Certificate

    Courses

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