TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
With a growing population of English language learners, TESOL Education has been identified as a major need in both the local area and throughout Connecticut. This program will provide the practical learning, knowledge, skills, and strategies to use in your classroom today as well as help you develop stronger relationships with all students but particularly English language learners and their families.
The Master of Arts in TESOL Education follows a cohort model. Students meet one night a week. The coursework takes two years. Students will take a comprehensive exam after successful completion of all courses.
Candidates in the Master of Arts in TESOL Education program must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred degree conferral (or cumulative) GPA of 2.5.
Students must earn a grade of B or better in their first attempt in their first two classes to remain in the program. They must earn a B or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program.
- Successful completion of program’s courses
- Passing score on the comprehensive exam after all coursework is complete
Successful candidates will earn a Master of Arts degree in TESOL Education. Students holding an initial teaching certification can also use coursework from this program to apply for cross-endorsement through the state of Connecticut’s Department of Education.