39 semester hours for students who have not completed a BA in TESOL
32 semester hours for students who have completed a BA in TESOL
As an English teacher, you can open the door to a world of opportunity for refugees, immigrants, international students and other non-native speakers. You can open hearts to Christ as well.
If God is leading you in that direction, consider our master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Take classes that deepen your understanding of the Bible and edify your teaching skills. Gain invaluable experience as an educator in our on-campus ESOL program. And be prepared to teach in universities and colleges, mission organizations or language schools across the globe.
What can you do with an MA TESOL degree?
View your options here.
Points of distinction
This degree consists of 37 semester hours of Intercultural Studies and Linguistics.
We offer an overseas practicum opportunity. Students have the option to participate in a week-long English Bible Camp in Kobe, Japan.
We provide on-campus teaching practice through Multnomah’s Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program.
Through our coursework students will receive a balance of the necessary theoretical foundations and practical techniques for professional language teaching.
Our programs seek to help students integrate faith with educational practice.
Our students are prepared to skillfully serve diverse student populations in the U.S. and around the world
Real-world learning opportunities
Students spend time observing a variety of ESL classrooms and reflecting on their observations.
Students have the option to participate in a week-long English Bible Camp in Kobe, Japan as an overseas practicum.
We provide on-campus teaching practice through Multnomah’s Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program. Students teach English classes for international adults in our local community.
Applying to the MA in TESOL program
In order to qualify, you must:
Have a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university.
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Submit an application with all required forms.
Complete or have completed 12-semester hours of Bible and theology coursework*.
*Bible and theology prerequisites can also be completed during the first year of the MA in TESOL program.
Costs and financial aid
Tuition for 2016-17 is $565/credit. (Books and other fees are not included in this price.)
View cost details and financial aid options here.
You can meet the program director, visit classes and mingle with current students when you attend an MA in TESOL Information Session.
For more details on the program or to receive an application by mail, contact the Admissions Department at 800.275.4672 or email@example.com.
More TESOL options
Foundations in TESOL Certificate
This three-credit hour (one course) introductory certificate course provides instruction for those wishing to gain initial exposure to TESOL theory and practice. Content includes a broad overview of general principles of language learning and teaching and an introduction to the teaching of each skill area
BA with a major in TESOL
The major consists of 30 semester hours of Intercultural Studies and Linguistics in addition to the Bible and General Education requirements.
BA with a minor in TESOL
The minor consists of 18 hours of TESOL and Intercultural Studies coursework Linguistics in addition to the Bible and General Education requirements.
Any Multnomah student completing the 6 TESOL core courses (18 semester-hours) earns an Advanced Certificate in TESOL. This certificate program is available for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are not seeking a full degree from Multnomah.
For students who already have or are working toward a degree in education, we offer a 14 semester hour licensure track program. This program can be completed via evening and summer courses. An ESOL Endorsement gives students the opportunity to pursue state teaching licensure and become eligible to teach ESL in a K-12 teaching environment.
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