Our program represents a unique, communication-based approach to TESL. Graduate students receive strong grounding in language theory while also developing the interpersonal skills necessary to provide intensive instruction to ESL students.
The M.A. TESL Teacher's Concentration is a 48-hour program of study (including student teaching) preparing teachers for state licensure in Ohio and teaching in early childhood, primary, and secondary education.
There are several requirements for the M.A. TESL Teacher's Concentration:
To apply to the program, please see the TESL Graduate Admissions page.
To apply for an assistantship, you must complete the admissions process above by February 1, and in addition, complete the Application for Assistantship and send this to the Graduate Secretary in the Department of English. Students with assistantships serve as ESL instructors and tutors. Limited opportunities for research assistantships and non-teaching fellowships are also available. Assistantships are highly competitive.