12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as Second Language from Kent State University is grounded in linguistic principles, language learning theory and empirical research on language learning and teaching.

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The Teaching English as Second Language program from Kent State University enables students to teach effectively in varied learning contexts. Students gain experience through a supervised practicum and have the opportunity to teach in a variety of English-as-a-second/foreign-language contexts. Graduates are prepared for international teaching and research, adult education, and advanced study in applied linguistics. literacy positions. 

The Teaching English as a Second Language major comprises the following optional concentration:

The TESL Education concentration prepares students for P-12 school educators. Students' practicum takes place in area schools, and students prepare for the state licensure requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of different associated fields within teaching English as a second language, including linguistics, language acquisition, pedagogy and practice.
  • Demonstrate what knowledge of the field and disciplines making up teaching English as a second language.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching.
  • Demonstrate understanding of different cultural norms and practices and the ability to accommodate teaching practices based on these differences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology of TESL
  • Theories in Second Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics for the Language Professionals
  • Descriptive Grammar of English
  • Literate Practices and Sociolinguistics
  • Heritage Languages and Second Language Learning
  • Practicum in Teaching International Students

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement (1-2 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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