• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Who studies TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) from Valparaiso University?

  • Individuals from a variety of backgrounds who wish to teach English to non-native speakers.
  • Currently practicing teachers who want to expand their teaching to include English language learners.
  • Individuals with English or foreign language expertise who have a desire to teach and travel overseas.
  • International students with an expertise in English who wish to help other non-native speakers master the English language.

Graduates of our programs in TESOL have taught English in language schools, k-12 settings, and universities in the U.S. and internationally.  Students who have completed the M.A. in TESOL have also pursued further study in doctoral programs in Education, Linguistics, and TESOL and Composition.

Ours is an expert faculty-led program in which:

  • Students master theory of second language acquisition, effective teaching practices, and methods of assessment of English language proficiency.
  • Students gain practical experience through a hands-on teaching practicum.
  • Students interact with fellow graduate students and others in Valparaiso University’s vibrant international community.
  • Students take additional supporting coursework in linguistics and grammar.
  • Opportunities are available to explore technology-enhanced teaching methods, and to study the impact of new technologies on literacy.
  • Students with initial teaching licensure may pursue a program approved by the Indiana Department of Education for professional EL (English Learners) certification.
  • Students may pursue a thesis option, which increases the degree to 39 credits.
  • Students may take classes as full-time or part-time students.  Courses are available in the evenings and during the summer.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics: Language Across Culture
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Methods 
  • Teaching Of English to Speakers Of Other Languages: Theory and Practices 
  • ESL Curriculum and Assessment 
  • ESL Grammar
  • Advanced Composition
  • Topics in Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university.
  • Complete  Valparaiso 's Application Profile and Form 
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Reflective essay
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Passport Copy
  • TOEFL (minimum 80) IELTS (minimum 6.0)
  • Financial support documents (must show at least $30,120 for most programs)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships and Funding

Study Abroad students often use a combination of financial aid and scholarships. Exploring all of the resources available to you will be very helpful as you plan your finances for Study Abroad.

Financial Aid

Valparaiso University financial aid and scholarships apply to affiliated programs abroad, with the exception of some music/athletic performance scholarships, so your payment plan remains the same. It is important to consult with your financial aid advisor before applying to Study Abroad so that you know what the cost will be and that you will be covered.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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