Make a difference in the lives of students both in the United States and abroad with the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). With this fully online degree from Campbellsville University, you will develop the skills you need to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in the United States or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) abroad. With our emphasis on being a truly global program, we developed our curriculum to explore both the mechanics of language and the importance of culture. Thanks to the online nature of our program, it’s an ideal option for students in need of a flexible learning experience.
This program includes 36 – 39 credit hours of study. Although the completion time will vary, the program can be completed in as little as a year depending on start date.
Non-thesis Program Required Courses (36 credit hours, 3 credit hours each)
TSL 500 – Introduction to Linguistics
TSL 510 – Language and Culture
TSL 520 – Linguistic Phonetics
TSL 630 – Contrastive Analysis
TSL 640 – Second Language Acquisition
TSL 650 – ESL / EFL Assessment
TSL 660 – Materials and Methods I: Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation
TSL 661 – Materials and Methods II: Reading, Writing and Grammar
TSL 670 – Discourse Analysis
TSL 680 – Modern English Grammar
TSL 690 – TESL Practicum
TSL 691 – Research Paper
Thesis Program Required Courses (39 credit hours)
Includes all of the courses in the non-thesis track minus TSL 691 and with the addition of the following
TSL 696 – Thesis (6)
Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.
Through our online TESOL program, you will develop the skills and tools needed to teach ESL both at home and abroad. There are a number of benefits students receive from the quality instruction Campbellsville University offers, including:
- Grasp of advanced education theories, ideas and concepts that can improve your performance
- An understanding of how to connect with students despite a language barrier
- A knowledge base of trends that are changing education, especially technology
- Instruction from faculty members with real-world education experience
- A dedicated staff who offers educational and technical support
How to Apply
The Campbellsville University admissions program is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:
- Submit an application.
- Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
- GRE scores (GRE requirement waived for candidates with cumulative 3.2 GPA on previous degree).
- Official college transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) confirming a minimum 2.9 GPA.
- Writing sample of academic work.
- Native speakers of English to have completed 6 hours of a foreign language.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 80 or equivalent for non-native speakers of English (requirement waived if applicant has earned a minimum of 24 credit hours from an approved English-speaking university or college.
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This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Master of Arts in TESOL.