English as a Second Language, M.A. | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | Texas City, United States
12 months
Duration
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts (MA) in English as a Second Language at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley exists to train a group of language educators for professional credibility within the international profession of TESOL, teachers of English to speakers of other languages and dialects.

Overview

The mission of the English as a Second Language MA program from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is threefold: first, to continue education for those teachers and administrators who interact with second language learners within the public and private school sectors in the environment of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas; second, to prepare new teachers, researchers, and administrators for working with second language learners, particularly of English, throughout the world under varying social, political, economic, and cultural conditions; and third, to legitimize the profession of English as a second language for the local, state, national, and international community’s by basing applications to fieldwork on solid theoretical background both in theoretical and applied linguistics.

Key Features

  • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
  • Experienced, dedicated faculty
  • Demonstrated student success in research, professional certification and career advancement

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Problems in Linguistics 
  • Modern English Syntax
  • Studies in English Phonology
  • Practicum in English as a Second Language
  • ESL Testing
  • Studies in Language and Culture

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for national students.

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours. If applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion, GRE general test with minimum scores of 153 Verbal, and 4.0 Analytical are required for conditional admission
  • Letter of intent demonstrating interest in the program and articulation of goals
  • Resume including education and work experience
  • English language ability will be judged on the resume and submitted letter of intent; therefore, applications should be certain to use appropriate, formal academic English
  • Non-native English speakers who did not graduate from an English-medium high school and university must meet the minimum language proficiency requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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