With a growing population of English language learners, TESOL Education is a major need in the area and throughout the state of Connecticut. This program will provide the practical learning, knowledge, skills and strategies to use in your classroom today. The program will also help teachers develop stronger relationships with all students but particularly English language learners and their families.
The Master of Arts in TESOL Education is similar to a cohort model. Students meet one night a week. The coursework takes two years. Students take a capstone praticum, EDUC 579 - TESOL Practicum .
This program meets the new State Board of Education policy, which reads: Applicants for a professional educator certificate who are first certified in Connecticut after July 1, 2016, shall complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits of content or content pedagogy, either as part of or in addition to a master's degree.
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.