24 months
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20126 USD/year
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11938 USD/year
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About

Teaching English as a Second Language degree offered by the University of Arizona designed for current and future professionals in applied linguistics and TESL/TEFL, offers a balanced emphasis on theory and practice.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The department

The English Department maintains four degree-granting graduate programs:

  • Literature (MA and PhD) 
  • Creative Writing (MFA) 
  • Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, known as RCTE (MA and PhD) 
  • English Applied Linguistics, known as EAL (MA in TESL, with ties to the PhD in SLAT)

Each of these programs is separately administered and has a separate application procedure. In general (some programs may make exceptions or have a different deadline) applications are due in early January (for matriculation the following August). Teaching English as a Second Language degree offered by the University of Arizona admissions are highly selective.

The department therefore urges prospective applicants to confer, by early autumn at the latest, with the Director of the individual program in which they are interested.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Materials & Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Second Language Acquisition Theory
  • Modern English grammar
  •  Writing
  • Technology and Language Teaching
  •  Preceptorship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For normal Fall applicants, the deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15. Early applications will be given precedence in funding. Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the EAL program directly if you wish to be considered for Fall admission during the late spring/summer.

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the TESLMA program will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Admission requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above in relevant fields (e.g. in social sciences, humanities, and education, but especially English and foreign languages). International applicants whose native language is not English need a total TOEFL score of at least 550 pbt, or 79 ibt, or an IELTS 7 (no subject below 6).
  • Curriculum Vita (resumé) or equivalent
    • Scans of official transcripts from each academic institution attended. Please send official transcripts to the program address below. 
    • A two- to three-page statement of purpose. This statement should describe your teaching, leadership, and cross-cultural experiences as well as your academic and career goals. 
    • The email addresses of two or three referrers for letters of reference.  

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      20126 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      20126 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      11938 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

    Funding

    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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