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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Marlboro, VT, United States
The Marlboro MATESOL program is for those who want to do more than teach English to speakers of other languages.  It is for those who are curious and innovative, who are passionate about what they do, and who want to teach with intention, mindfulness and courage.


Our graduates teach in adult learning centers, community colleges, private language schools and intensive English programs at colleges or universities around the world. The degree also provides materials developers and administrators with a foundation in the learning and teaching of English as well as in language instruction design.

The program runs over 15 months. Students complete two eight-week summer terms on site in Marlboro, Vermont. In the interim academic year, they engage in a teaching practicum, either in their own classroom or through another placement, supported by master teacher supervision and rigorous reflective practice.

  • Two eight-week summer intensives in Marlboro, Vermont.

  • Students are housed independently in Brattleboro, Vermont. A housing assistance service is available for a small fee. For more information contact Graduate Admissions.
  • A group experience in learning a language unfamiliar to anyone in the cohort. Taught by a master teacher, this experience will help students explore themselves as language learners and the learning dynamics of a language learning classroom; it will serve as a model of a master language teacher at work.

  • A focus on learning in community, critical reflection, and cross-cultural communication.

  • A final conference that prepares students to begin participating in professional language teacher conferences in their local context.


Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.

Programme Structure

 The program prepares teachers who are aware of the complex role of English in the world today and who base their practice on learning-centredness, inter-cultural understanding, group learning, and critical reflection.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

  •  Complete Online Application Form
  •  Official College Transcript(s)
  •  Letters of Recommendation
  • Two letters of recommendation are required for graduate degree programs.
  •  Statement of Intent

We make admissions decisions based upon your individual qualifications for our programs and how well our programs align with your goals. Therefore, you are not required to take the GRE or GMAT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    786 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 786 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    786 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 786 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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