Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The master's degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is for individuals who wish to build a career in the international field of English language teaching.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

Details

The master's degree program in TESOL is for individuals who wish to build a career in the international field of English language teaching. Through this program, students will develop scholarly and professional understanding in four main areas that are central to TESOL: language, learning, research methods, and teaching methods.

Students will have opportunities to study a variety of important topics, including computer assisted language learning, critical pedagogy, curriculum design, English as an international language, English for academic purposes, English grammar and grammar for TESOL, intercultural rhetoric, interlanguage pragmatics, language and identity, language testing and assessment, learning transfer, materials development, nonnative English speakers in TESOL, second language acquisition, second language phonology, second language writing, and World Englishes.

Graduates of the MTESOL program have been successful in finding employment in a variety of TESOL-related positions locally, nationally, and internationally.

Featured courses

The foreign language requirement must be completed during the program prior to the master's degree being awarded. The capstone will be overseen by a director who will be chosen from the Department of English linguistics and TESOL faculty.


Required core

LIN 501 Approaches to Research (3)


Required core

LIN 510 Linguistics (3)


Required core

LIN 520 Second-Language Acquisition Theories (3)


Required core

LIN 521 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3)


Other

LIN 584 Internship (3)


Culminating experience

ENG 597 Capstone (3)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Foreign language teacher

Adult education teacher

Interpreter

Translator

Literature teacher

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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