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Greensboro College Creates New Master of Arts Program Teaching English to K-12 Students

June 15, 2018 1:04 pm
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June 15, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College now offers its sixth master’s-degree program, the Licensure Plus Master of Arts in Teaching for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The program, which is expected to be formally approved by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction in July, is designed specifically to prepare teachers to work with U.S. K-12 students for whom English is a second language. The college’s existing M.A.-TESOL program prepares educators to teach English to speakers of other languages of all ages, both here and abroad.

The Licensure Plus MAT is divided into two steps. Step One leads to the N.C. Standard Professional 1 license. Students may stop at Step One or complete Step Two for only 15 more hours of coursework and earn the “M” license and Master of Arts in Teaching degree in TESOL.

The program can be completed online or as a hybrid program. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and Summer I semesters. A five-week, face-to-face session runs from late June through July. A full-time student likely could complete the degree in five semesters.

Requirements for admission include:

  • Official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended.
  • 3.0 cumulative grade-point average
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation
  • Submission of an essay.

For more information, contact Elena King, associate director of the TESOL program, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5750, or email elena.king@greensboro.edu. To apply, contact Becky Quigley, adult admissions counselor, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5210, or email rebecca.quigley@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.


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Greensboro, NC 27401
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