Central Connecticut State University
School of Graduate Studies
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) M.S.
P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050
TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Official Certificate Program, Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a plan of study especially designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students here or abroad.
The TESOL program prepares teachers to use modern methods to meet the varying instructional needs of students of English as a second language or foreign language while encouraging such students to maintain their native languages and cultural competencies. Students receive a thorough grounding in practical skills and methods of language teaching to develop communicative competence and appropriate academic skills in English and to become professionally competent on issues involving the nature of language and language acquisition and the role of language in society.
TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Official Certificate Program
Offered by the Department of English, this non-degree program at the graduate level will provide professionals in the field of TESOL with an opportunity for further professional development. This also affords candidates the opportunity to establish a foundation in TESOL without going through the rigorous Masters program. (This program does not grant State of Connecticut ESL Teaching Certification.)
This program consists of 12 credits.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.
The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.
It carries 12 credits, 9 of which are required:
- Ling 400 Linguistic Analysis
- Ling 496 TESOL Methods
- Ling 497 Second Language Acquisition Student must choose one elective from the following:
- Ling 515 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
- Ling 533 Second Language Composition
- Ling 535 Second Language Testing
- Ling 596 TESOL Practicum
- Ling 598 TESOL Research Methods
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Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
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