Gonzaga University’s MA/TESL offers a program of studies and a practicum for students who are interested in the learning and teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
The MA/TESL degree is designed to prepare professional and knowledgeable ESL teachers as well as language specialists who help students develop competencies for participating in diverse and global societies. In addition to persons interested in pursuing TESL education preparation, current and future teachers of foreign languages are also invited to enroll in coursework dealing with language acquisition and language teaching methodology, which have broad applicability in a variety of settings.
All MA/TESL faculty are also full-time Faculty in Gonzaga's ESL program. This connection means that MA/TESL students are immersed in an environment of second language and culture from the outset. It also gives us a tradition of reflective practice that is rare in this field.
Some financial aid, including graduate assistantships, is available. Merit based scholarships are available for qualifying international students.
Gonzaga University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Programs in English as a Second Language are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Teachers and Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
International Student Requirements:
An official TOEFL score of 580 (written) or 88 IBT OR an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher OR successful completion of Gonzaga University's ESL program
Completed Financial Declaration
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Master's College or University I
Graduate students are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans. FAFSA must be completed to be eligible, and you must be fully admitted as a matriculated student in a graduate program. Graduate Assistantships also available to those who qualify.