Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. | Furman University | Greenville, United States
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Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

12 months
420 USD/credit 15120 USD/year
420 USD/credit 15120 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages offered by Furman University is a 36-credit program which helps teachers meet the needs of students who speak limited or no English.


Primarily for teachers interested in working with culturally diverse students, the Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Furman University offers research-based strategies that help teachers make necessary modifications in instruction while promoting an inclusive environment. In order to add ESL licensure, the State Department of Education requires a student to have taken a minimum of six-semester hours of a second language, as well as earn a passing score on the appropriate PRAXIS II exam.

NOTE: a second language experience may be met by any one of the following:

  • Six semester hours in courses in a single second language
  • Completion of intensive language training by the Peace Corps, Foreign Service Institute, or Defense Language Institute
  • Placement by the language department of an accredited institution in a course appropriate for the third semester of study or beyond in a foreign language
  • Demonstration of second language proficiency as verified in writing by an official designated by the South Carolina State Department of Education for a language unavailable by an accredited institution

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts programs are designed primarily for certified teachers. Individuals seeking initial teacher certification will be required to complete undergraduate courses which will not apply toward the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Measurement in Education 
  • Research in Education 
  • The Culture of Schooling in America 
  • Sociolinguistics for English Language Learners
  • Principles and Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or a teacher education program recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education
  • satisfactorily completed an accredited program of initial teacher certification
  • a graduate admissions application, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • two professional recommendations and Dispositions Assessment Evaluation by persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching (e.g. principal, assistant principal, immediate supervisor)
  • a copy of their current teaching certificate
  • official transcripts from each higher education institution previously attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greenville

1083 - 1850 USD /month
Living costs

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


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