International graduate students or graduates holding a bachelor's degree who want to teach abroad or pursue intensive language study will choose the M.A. degree without licensure.
Practicing Teachers who want to add an ESL license to their current credentials will choose this additional ESL license program.
Candidates who have a baccalaureate degree but no teaching license can achieve their ESL license and can then apply 16 of those credits towards the M.A. in TESOL degree.
The graduate certificate is designed for individuals interested in professional development in TESOL or those wanting to teach adult basic education classes in the U.S. or English as a foreign language in other countries.
If you possess a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue a graduate degree in TESOL, we have programs to meet your needs. The English Department offers both graduate licensure, for those candidates who want to teach ESL in the public schools, and the M.A. in TESOL.
Upon completion of the graduate TESOL program, you will be able to