Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs