Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.)

The M.A. in English with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares graduate students for employment in second and foreign language teaching, program administration, and curriculum and assessment development in the U.S and abroad, as well as for doctoral study in Applied Linguistics and related disciplines.

Program Highlights

  • This program also prepares students for careers in non-teaching areas, such as language program administration, curriculum and assessment development, and support services. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Students whose first language is English must have a minimum of two consecutive years of high school foreign language study or one year of college-level foreign language study or an equivalent. This requirement may be met in residence, but courses taken to fulfill it will not count toward the degree.
  • Personal statement, not to exceed two pages, describing the applicant’s (1) relevant background information and (2) current teaching and research interests, as well as (3) how MNSU’s graduate TESOL program will support their academic and professional goals.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Professor Richard Robbins
richard.robbins@mnsu.edu
507-389-1354

TESOL Website