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English Master’s Degree with TESOL (M.A.)

The Master of Arts program in English with a concentration in TESOL is designed to prepare students to teach English to speakers of other languages both in the U.S.A. and abroad. 

The successful graduate will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about human language learning, language in its socio-cultural settings and uses, the structure of English, and support for achievement of learner objectives.

The program is a 36-hour non-thesis program that includes a comprehensive exam and hands-on language teaching practice. Due to the course sequence, admission into the program will only occur prior to the start of the fall semesters. 

Degree

The Master of Arts program in English with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Careers

  • TESOL Language Instructor for Adults at schools, universities, and businesses in the U.S.A. and abroad
  • TESOL Language Instructor for Children whose native language is not English at schools and businesses in the U.S.A. and abroad
  • TESOL Program Director
  • TESOL Textbook Writer/Editor
  • Academic Advisor for International Students

Program Highlights

  • Solid linguistic preparation

  • Hands-on experience including class observations and teaching practice

  • TESOL graduate students will be part of a cohort creating a community of learners who will complete the program together

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts
  • Essay

Prerequisites

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Undergraduate degree in English Education, English Language, English Literature, Linguistics, or English Language & Literature. Or completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate work in English or Linguistics, including 12 semester credit hours of advanced course work.

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

International Student Fall: June 10

Degree Plan

  • Degree Requirements for the Master of Arts program in English with a concentration in TESOL 

    TESOL Fall Year 1 Degree Plan
    Courses by Semester Hours
    ENGL 6391: Introduction to Graduate Studies

    3

    ENGL 5340: Psycholinguistics;

    3

    ENGL 6361: Language Studies

    3

    TESOL Spring Year 1 Degree Plan
    Courses by Semester Hours
    ENGL 5323: Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Language  

    3

    ENGL 6361: Language Studies(repeated once with new topic)

    3

    ENGL 5319: Sociolinguistics 3
    TESOL Fall Year 2 Degree Plan
    Courses by Semester Hours
    ENGL 6362: Discourse Analysis

    3

    ENGL 6381: Special Topics

    3

    ENGL 6376: Practicum in Graduate Study

    3

    TESOL Spring Year 2 Degree Plan
    Courses by Semester Hours
    ENGL 5323: Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Language II

    3

    ENGL 6377: Teaching Literature in TESOL

    3

    ENGL 6376: Practicum in Graduate Study

    3

  • Carr Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies. No application is required.

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