The Master of Science in Foreign Language Education:
TESOL is designed to provide specialized training and content knowledge for teachers
of all levels of ESOL, K-12, adult education, and community college education. State certified teachers may include the five courses required for the add-on ESOL endorsement as part of the master’s program.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 credits of upper-division undergraduate coursework;
- A minimum combined score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal and quantitative sections;
- Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a person familiar with the applicant’s undergraduate work and able to comment knowledgeably on his or her ability to perform graduate-level work;
- A personal statement of 1,000 words or less explaining any personal and professional goals you plan to achieve with the accomplishment of the degree. Please list any recognitions of achievement that you have received (e.g. licenses, publications, awards). Provide any additional information that you would like considered in the evaluation of the application;
- A résumé describing at least the past five years of employment history and significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities;
- Teacher certification is not required for admission into the program.
- Total credits: 36
- Professional Education credits: 9
- Program Courses credits: 18
- Elective credits: 9
Students may be allowed to apply up to six semester hours of coursework taken at accredited institutions to the master’s program provided the course will be no older than 6 years at the time of graduation with the master’s degree.