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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Non-Licensure), MAT

Offered through: College of Graduate Studies 

The goal of the program is to offer professional training for teachers of English Learners. The program has two tracks: Licensure and Non-licensure. The program offers a variety of courses from the College of Education and Allied Studies and from the English department.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) non-licensure program is designed for college graduates, both from the United States and abroad, who may wish to work in teaching environments such as colleges, community groups and organizations, international English language schools, and English language intensive programs. The program also provides professional training for public school teachers with an initial license who seek further professional development.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed MAT application from the College of Graduate Studies
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work completed during the junior and senior years
  • For international applicants for whom English is a second language, an acceptable TOEFL score
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two letters from academic references)
  • Official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work

Program of Study

Exit requirement

Choose one of the following options:

1.  Successful completion of a comprehensive examination. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.

2.  Completion of a Thesis - ENGL 502  (6 credits, as part of the elective requirement above). Students wishing to pursue further graduate work in TESOL may want to select the thesis option.

Total minimum credits: 33