MA - TESOL

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Master of Arts in Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

The Humanities Division of Campbellsville University offers a Master of Arts in TESOL. This program focuses both on preparing students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in the United States, and also English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an international setting. The Master of Arts in TESOL can be completed either as a 36 hour, non-thesis program or as a 39 hour, thesis program.

Admission to the Program
  • Students must complete the University‚Äôs application form and include a sample of their written work.
  • Students must submit official transcripts of all college work from accredited institutions (both undergraduate and graduate) confirming a minimum overall grade point average of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must have a GRE aptitude score of 850 (combined verbal and quantitative scores) and a GPA of 2.9.
  • Students must have three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Students must have an undergraduate major in an English discipline or permission of the director of the program.
    International students must have their credentials evaluated from a third party source such as World Education Services (www.WES.org).
  • International students whose first language is not English, must also have a TOEFL exam score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79-80 internet-based.
  • Students not meeting all of the above prerequisites will be considered upon the recommendation of the Graduate Admissions Council.
  • Provisional admission students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better while in the graduate program.
  • Students must have completed 6 hours of a foreign language.
Master of Arts in TESOL Degree Plans

Non-thesis Program (36 hours)

The program consists of successfully completing 30 hours of course work at the 500 and 600 level, a 3 hour TESL Practicum and a 3 hour research paper.

Courses:

    * TSL 500 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    * TSL 660 Materials and Methods I 3
    * TSL 661 Materials and Methods II 3
    * TSL 640 Second Language Acquisition 3
    * TSL 510 Language and Culture 3
    * TSL 680 Modern English Grammar 3
    * TSL 520 Linguistic Phonetics 3
    * TSL 670 Discourse Analysis 3
    * TSL 630 Contrastive Analysis 3
    * TSL 650 ESL/EFL Assessment 3
    * TSL 690 TESL Practicum 3
    * TSL 691 Research Paper 3

Thesis Program (39 hours)


The program consists of successfully completing 30 hours of course work at the 500 and 600 level, a 3 hour TESL Practicum and a 6 hour thesis.

Courses:

    * TSL 500 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    * TSL 660 Materials and Methods I: 3
    * TSL 661 Materials and Methods II: 3
    * TSL 640 Second Language Acquisition 3
    * TSL 510 Language and Culture 3
    * TSL 680 Modern English Grammar 3
    * TSL 520 Linguistic Phonetics 3
    * TSL 670 Discourse Analysis 3
    * TSL 630 Contrastive Analysis 3
    * TSL 650 ESL/EFL Assessment 3
    * TSL 690 TESL Practicum 3
    * TSL 696 Thesis 6

 

For more information on the MATESOL program, contact Chris Sanders at cmsanders@campbellsville.edu or 270-789-5051.