What is the Master of Arts in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (M.A. TESOL)?
MA-TESOL program participants with program director Dr. Jillian Haeseler at the closing ceremony, held July 25, 2012, in Lea Center.
If you enjoy being in an educational setting and learning about different cultures, and if you desire to gain qualification to teach abroad, you should consider getting a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Greensboro College. With a Master's in TESOL, you will be qualified to apply for full-time teaching positions in academies and universities abroad -- a requirement that cannot be met by simply obtaining a graduate certificate in TESOL. There are exciting, attractive jobs abroad -- with good salaries, paid travel expenses, subsidized housing, paid vacation and health insurance. Greensboro College can help get you there.
If you'd rather stay in the United States, this advanced degree allows you to teach in various settings including community colleges, intensive English language programs, and social and religious institutions that seek teachers and program coordinators to assist people with limited English proficiency.
Founded in 2001, this 30-semester-hour program consists of
- 15 hours of language and culture,
- 9 hours of pedagogy, and
- 6 hours of research
Other special features:
- GPA 3.0 or higher
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
- Satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GRE, MAT, TOEFL
- Two letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- Proficiency in technology