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Teaching English as a Second Language

The University of Texas at San Antonio

12 months
Duration
27310 USD/year
27310 USD/year
9362 USD/year
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About

The Teaching English as a Second Language program of The University of Texas at San Antonio is designed for students interested in teaching English as a Second Language to children or adults in schools and programs in the United States or in international settings. 

Overview

Basic Degree Information/Description

The The Teaching English as a Second Language program of The University of Texas at San Antonio is an interdisciplinary program that presents systematic instruction in applied linguistics, second language acquisition theory, and Teaching English as a Second Language program implementation. 

Students must take at least 24 semester credit hours of Teaching English as a Second Language courses and 9 hours of Bicultural-Bilingual studies courses. The Master's degree is offered under two options: thesis and non-thesis.

Why pursue an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language?

  • MA-TESL degree is internationally recognized as the terminal degree in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language.
  • MA-TESL faculty have extensive teaching experience in K-12 and adult education contexts in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe; are creative and talented teachers who possess expertise in the courses they teach; and are internationally recognized scholars who maintain active research agendas in the field.
  • MA-TESL students include current, former, and future K-12 teachers and adult educators from the United States and around the world.

Career Options Available for an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language graduate:

  • Teaching English language learners in K-12 schools (MA-TESL can be combined with an accelerated teacher certification program)
  • Career advancements for current K-12 teacher
  • Adult ESL (community-based programs, college and university-based programs, U.S. military programs, private schools, etc.)
  • ESL and ELL Program administrative positions in K-12 and adult education
  • International ESL/EFL programs (K-12, adult, public and private schools, colleges, and universities)
  • Private Tutoring and Consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociolinguistics and Education
  • Linguistics for Second Language and Bilingual Specialists
  • Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
  • Assessment in Bilingual and ESL Programs
  • English as a Second Language Teaching Practicum
  • Approaches to Second Language Instruction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A completed a Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Applicants who do not meet University-wide requirements for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally if scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), letters of recommendation, and/or previous work in the field provide evidence of academic potential

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9362 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9362 USD per year during 12 months.

Funding

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