Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

2 students, MA-TESOL, Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) program prepares you to cross cultural borders and engage students from around the world

 As of Spring Quarter 2017, the MA-TESOL Program has suspended its acceptance of applications. No new students will be admitted to the program until further notice.

Whether you intend to teach in colleges, universities, or one of the various language institutes throughout the United States and abroad, SPU’s program gives you the preparation you need.

Program Benefits

The MA-TESOL program seeks to prepare you for service and leadership in teaching English as an additional language by developing your professional competence and character.

The program is designed to engage you in both theory and practical application to prepare you for any job placement within the ESL community. Benefits include:

  • Low faculty/student ratio, ensuring close personal interaction with faculty.
  • Practica in college classrooms to ensure success and confidence in the classroom.
  • Strong emphasis on ethical and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Flexibility that includes year-round admission and late-afternoon and evening classes.
  • Opportunity to earn K–12 certification through SPU’s School of Education.

A master’s degree will provide you with the preparation you need for a wide variety of teaching or administrative positions. Working in an academic setting, especially at a college or university level, generally requires an MA-TESOL degree. Overseas, the MA-TESOL degree can be more attractive to employers because of rigorous educational requirements for employees.

News and events

Olympic College Job Opening

TESOL friends: Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, has an Intensive English teaching position open. The adjunct faculty position will be open until filled.

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Romina Plozza

Romina Plozza: Confidence to go out and teach

ESL instructor Romina Plozza explains how she identifies with her students, and what SPU’s MA-TESOL program did to prepare her for her teaching role.