2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Nov 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL)


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English is an essential skill in the 21st century. Adults, both in the United States and abroad, are seeking opportunities to acquire professional and academic English skills. Become part of the exciting and growing field of teaching English to speakers of other languages!

Hamline’s cutting-edge Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) prepares you to meet the needs of these learners through immersion in first-rate scholarship that prepares you for a dynamic global career working with private and public universities in the U.S. and abroad, international corporations and NGOs, and private language schools in teaching or administration.

With an MA in TESOL from Hamline, you will: 

  • Understand the relationship between language and culture and its implications for learning and society.
  • Develop 21st-century skills in teaching and assessment.
  • Design curricula for general and specialized purposes for any setting.
  • Establish the research skills you need to be an informed, active, and collaborative practitioner.
  • Become an advocate and leader in the TESOL field.

The MA in TESOL is offered fully online or through a combination of online and face-to-face courses.

 

MA in TESOL Degree Requirements (36 credits and 3.0 GPA):


Concentration (8 credits):


Choose one of the following areas of concentration.

Adult Concentration


The MA-TESOL with an Adult concentration prepares you for a dynamic global and local career working with community colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, international corporations and NGOs, private language schools in teaching or administration, community-based ESL programs, and Adult Basic Education programs.

Students complete 8 credits from the following options:

K-12 Teaching Concentration


With a concentration in K-12 teaching, graduates will learn about working with younger learners, and will also qualify for university and community college ESL positions in both the United States and abroad. (The MA in TESOL alone does not meet licensure requirements. All teachers must meet licensing requirements in the state where they teach.)

Capstone (4 credits):


Students complete one of the following Capstone options.

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