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To become a successful professional teaching English to speakers of other languages, you need both academic and practical knowledge. Our TESOL Master’s program provides both, so you can teach around the world to a diverse group of students.
The Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program features:
  • Faculty with extensive and diverse teaching experiences, knowledge of contemporary research, and intercultural expertise.
  • A strong basis of teaching theory and foundational concepts.
  • Emphasis on gaining firsthand experience to build your skills, including planning lessons, observing classes, and teaching or tutoring students learning English as a second language.

Accelerator Admission
Details (Fall 2017)

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Program Start Date August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 August 24, 2017
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Undergraduate degree preference for English language, language education, foreign languages and literatures, linguistics, or philology.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Research Methods
  • English Language Teaching
  • Writing and Researching in TESOL

Progression Details

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator 2
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a B Completion of level 6 of ELTA with a grade of C or better in all coursework
Total credits required for degree: 36 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – TESOL $19,900 $27,900 $8,060 $1,526 36

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.

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