M.A.T On Campus

Teaching Spanish to Speakers of Other Languages

24 months
1184 USD/credit 21904 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 21904 USD/year
466 USD/credit 8621 USD/year
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Our Teaching Spanish to Speakers of Other Languages program at James Madison University prepares future educators to understand and implement more equitable and effective ways of working with English Language Learners in a variety of contexts.


About this Degree

The M.A.T. with a concentration in TESOL program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts discipline closely associated with a teaching area (e.g., biology, history, mathematics, psychology, chemistry, English, etc. but not business administration, nursing, engineering, etc.) and want to complete teacher licensure.  

This Teaching Spanish to Speakers of Other Languages program at James Madison University draws on theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence second language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate second language learning. Completion of this MAT program leads to eligibility for a Virginia teaching license for PreK-12 English as a Second Language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development Across the Life Span
  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Linguistics
  • Foundations of American Education
  • Early Literacy Development and Acquisition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two-three page essay: describe relevant work, life experiences, and professional goals related to TESOL and assisting English language learners
  • Video upload answering the following: 1) Briefly describe why you are interested in the JMU Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in the TESOL program, 2) What are your career aspirations upon completing your master's degree?, 3) What strengths will you bring to our program?
  • Two professional references
  • Professional Resume
  • Informal interview (in person, Skype, OR phone) 
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • GRE General Test or Miller Analogies Test is required for all students who do not meet the following condition: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 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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