Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A.

The Master of Arts in TESOL Education provides in service teachers with knowledge, skills and strategies to support English learners (EL) in classrooms and schools.

Acceptance requirements

  • Admission application and nonrefundable $50 admission fee
  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50
  • Two official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation accompanied by the Letter of Recommendation Cover sheet www.usj.edu/gradforms. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the USJ Department of Education.
  • A letter of intent.

Continuation requirements

Candidates must earn a C or better in all courses for continuous progress through the program. After 12 credits, candidates must maintain a GPA of 2.67 or higher throughout the program.

Exit requirements

Successful completion of the captstone practicum EDUC 579 - TESOL Practicum  


Required courses (30 credits)

The program includes all required courses for Connecticut teachers holding a teaching license to be eligible for cross-endorsement in TESOL and bilingual education. There are no electives in the program.