M.A. On Campus

English - Teaching English as a Foreign -Second Language

24 months
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
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The English - Teaching English as a Foreign -Second Language at Colorado State University provides graduates with practical, theoretical, and critical knowledge of methods for teaching the English language in various social and academic settings.


There are several options for pursuing graduate study in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL) in the Department of English. One option is the M.A. in English with a graduate curriculum exclusively focused on TEFL/TESL.

A second option is the Joint M.A. with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures which allows students to pursue two graduate programs combined, leading to two M.A. degrees—one in English with a specialization in TEFL/TESL, and one in foreign languages. The third option is a 15.0 credits graduate certificate in TESOL Education.

English - Teaching English as a Foreign -Second Language offered at Colorado State University


  • The Joint M.A.s require concurrent study in two Master’s degree programs, one in English (TESL/TEFL) and the other in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish). The two sponsoring departments provide an interdisciplinary curriculum to enhance both theoretical and applied competencies in the learning and teaching of English and foreign languages as expressions of their respective cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonology/Morphology-ESL/EFL
  • Syntax for ESL/EFL
  • Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
  • Theories of Foreign/Second Language Learning
  • Assessment of English Language Learners
  • Supervised College Teaching: ESL

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. 
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants.
  • Regardless of citizenship, applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency, if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 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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