About the program
The curriculum includes 31-34 credits of required coursework. Students must also pass a Language Proficiency Exam, and write and defend a final thesis (Plan A) or a qualifying paper (Plan B).
View the required courses in the graduate catalog under the TESOL subplan.
This program can be completed in two years of full-time study, or four semesters.
Our graduates have gone on to careers as university professors in accredited programs, instructional leaders, curriculum designers, and assessment specialists worldwide.
Some recent graduates of the MA in TESOL are employed in the following positions and institutions:
- Faculty Associate, University of Madison-Wisconsin
- Educational Technologist, Center for English Language and Orientation Programs at Boston University
- Managing Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service
- Online Projects Manager, English Language Programs, Georgetown University
- English Learner and Migrant Education Specialist, Compliance Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education
- Clinical Assessment Developer, Pearson Education
- ESL Lecturer, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
- Foundations in second languages & cultures
- Methods of teaching ESL in higher education
- English grammar for ESL teachers
- Advanced grammar for ESL teachers
- Practicum in teaching ESL
- Analyzing learner language in SLA
- Foreign language testing and assessment or
- Assessing English learners
- Complete thesis