The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree.
Choose from several TESOL program and delivery options.
Master of Arts in TESOL Campus Program
The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters. See TESOL Program Structure.
The program combines a comprehensive coverage of linguistic theory with practical application, providing students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective ESOL teachers in schools, community colleges, and teaching abroad.
Program delivery is designed for working professionals.
Classes are held on one weekday–late afternoon/evening and selected Friday evenings and Saturdays (on the School of Education Teaching Weekend Schedule).
Master of Arts in TESOL
with Concentration in Digital Media and Learning (DML)
|The program with concentration consists of 11 courses for a total of 33 credits with specific courses in the area of educational technology. In addition, the final project must demonstrate the student's ability to combine Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Digital Media and Learning.
Campus Program Delivery
- Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters. See TESOL Program Structure.
- Classes are held on one weekday–late afternoon/evening and selected Friday evenings and Saturdays (on the School of Education Teaching Weekend Schedule).
Online Program Delivery
Note: Online program delivery cannot be combined with the campus programs delivery.
Master of Arts in TESOL
Combined with Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Students start in the preliminary teaching credential program in our Teacher Education Department (TED) and then complete 15 credits of TESOL coursework to earn the combined master's degree and credential. See the requirements for this combination credential and MA program.
"In USF's MA TESL program, I learned how second languages are learned, what to do in the ESL classroom and why, as well as where to find more resources as I continue to develop as an instructor and materials developer. I am grateful to the inspiring professionals who put their heart into training ESL instructors."
LINDA-MARIE, Current Student