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.
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.