What will I learn?

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) requires extensive study of linguistics and pedagogy, as well as actual teaching and/or tutoring experience with second-language students. The culminating experience of the MA TESOL Concentration is the comprehensive examination.

The MA TESOL provides professional preparation and training in the theory and practice of teaching English to non-native speakers. The program is designed for graduate students who expect to teach in community college or secondary or adult education settings in the U.S. or in adult or university level courses overseas. The program is also preparation for the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $396 per unit
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Arts and Letters



95819, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, including a 3.0 GPA in the final 60 units.

International students must achieve minimum scores on the TOEFL as follows: 600 on the traditional TOEFL, with a score of 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) OR 250 or higher on the computerized TOEFL, with a score of 5 on the Test of Written English OR 100 or higher on the TOEFL, with a minimum of 24 on the writing section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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