Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
If you enjoy being in an educational setting and learning about different cultures, you should consider 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 a variety of academic settings all over the world, including community colleges, private language academies, K-12 schools, university-based intensive English programs, and non-profit service organizations.
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Licensure Plus Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages — prepares candidates to teach at the K-12 level
- Graduate Certificates in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages — six unique graduate certificates designed to allow for specialization within the broader field of TESOL.
Our M.A. in TESOL is the credential that English language employers seek and it will open doors far beyond that of a TESOL certificate program. Our core curriculum allows you to work at your own pace and seeks a balance between working with adults and working with children, with the goal of preparing our graduates for a variety of teaching contexts. Specialized elective courses allow you to customize the program to meet your individual needs.
This 30-semester-hour program consists of:
- 15 hours of language and culture,
- 9 hours of pedagogy, and
- 6 hours of research
OL = online
F2F = face-to-face
- ENG 5300 English Grammar (Fall OL, 2nd Summer F2F)
- ENG 5310 General Linguistics (Spring, Summer OL, 2nd Summer F2F)
- ENG 5430 Reading and Writing for English Language Leader (SPRING, Summer OL)
- ENG 6150 Introduction to Educational Inquiry (Every semester OL)
- ENG 6500 The Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Fall OL)
- ENG 6510 Practicum in the Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Spring OL)
- ENG 6900 Teacher as Researcher and Practitioner: FINAL PROJECT (3) (EVERY SEMESTER)
The MA TESOL program operates on a rolling admissions program. Apply when you are ready to start and join us for the next available session.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Two letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
Once you complete the application, send the following documents to our Admissions Department:
- Letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- Official transcripts (sealed)
- Official transcript evaluations sent from NACES-approved agency
- Photocopy of visa for international students
A document may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Greensboro College Admissions, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401
Michelle Plaisance, Ph.D.
336-272-7102, ext. 5285
Elena King, Ph.D.
TESOL Associate Director
336-272-7102, ext. 5750
For general and application information:
Office of Admissions
(336) 217-7238 [fax]
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday