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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – TESOL

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Make a difference in the lives of students both in the United States and abroad with the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). With this degree from Campbellsville University, you will develop the skills you need to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in the United States or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) abroad. With our emphasis on being a truly global program, we developed our curriculum to explore both the mechanics of language and the importance of culture. The Master’s in TESOL is offered fully-online or as a hybrid, giving students access to a flexible learning experience.

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This program includes 36 – 39 credit hours of study. Although the completion time will vary, the program can be completed in as little as a year depending on start date.

Non-thesis Program Required Courses (36 credit hours, 3 credit hours each)
TSL 500 – Introduction to Linguistics
TSL 510 – Language and Culture
TSL 520 – Linguistic Phonetics
TSL 630 – Contrastive Analysis
TSL 640 – Second Language Acquisition
TSL 650 – ESL / EFL Assessment
TSL 660 – Materials and Methods I: Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation
TSL 661 – Materials and Methods II: Reading, Writing and Grammar
TSL 670 – Discourse Analysis
TSL 680 – Modern English Grammar
TSL 690 – TESL Practicum
TSL 691 – Research Paper

Thesis Program Required Courses (39 credit hours)
Includes all of the courses in the non-thesis track minus TSL 691 and with the addition of the following
TSL 696 – Thesis (6)

Campbellsville University’s graduate programs have received acclaim from respected resources like U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” and We are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). No matter which pathway you choose to reach your educational goals, Campbellsville University is an excellent option for graduate studies.

 Our MA TESOL program is facilitated by a phenomenal group of full-time and adjunct faculty, led by Executive Director Andrea Giordano ( We invite you to explore our master’s program in more detail — thank you for visiting Campbellsville’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Master of Arts in TESOL.