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  • 1.  Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 19-04-2022 12:56 PM
    Hello everyone!
    I am looking for recommendations or suggestions for TESOL Graduate programs. I am looking to pursue a master's in TESOL starting the fall of 2023 after I graduate next summer with my TESOL certificate. I am just starting my Graduate School search and thought I would ask here for ideas.
    I have an interest in working with older/adult and refugee-background students in the future and am not set on any particular university in which to get my master's or to teach afterward. I am very new to all of this so advice, tips, and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Abi

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    Abigail Renfrow
    United States
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 19-04-2022 10:24 PM
    Hi Abigail, I highly recommend the program I went to: M.Ed. in English Language Learners at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/programs/english-language-learners-med/
    Best,
    shuzhan


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    Shuzhan Li
    Ithaca College
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 20-04-2022 08:32 AM
    Hello!
    I value the MATESOL I received from Cornerstone University. Here's a link for you to explore: https://www.cornerstone.edu/programs/ma-tesol/. Please let me know if you'd like to talk to someone about the program!


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    Monica Pasquale
    Alpha Women's Center
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 20-04-2022 09:35 AM
    Hi Abigail,

    I had a great experience doing my Masters in TESOL at Anaheim University. Here is a link to their website:

    https://anaheim.edu/schools-and-institutes/graduate-school-of-education/ma-in-tesol-main.html

    Good luck and feel free to get in touch!

    Best,

    Aviva

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    Aviva Ueno
    Assistant Professor
    Meiji Gakuin University
    Japan
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 20-04-2022 01:14 PM
    We have excellent TESOL Master's programs at the University of Maryland. There are several options, including an online program, as well as a one-year intensive in-person program and a 2 year in-person program.

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    Megan Peercy
    Associate Professor
    University of Maryland
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 21-04-2022 09:04 AM
    Hey Abi,

    You might consider a Master's in Adult Education with a concentration in TESOL.  As of now, Adult Educators do not have to have a Master's but the field is growing and in a few years a Master's may be required, like it is for "kiddie ed" (as I call it, meaning education for K-12).  If you like teaching and working with adults, this is a great option and you might be able to use it for teaching English-speaking adults as well.  Also, consider a Master's in Education for ESL which allows you to teach in the public schools as it will ultimately get you a teaching certificate.  I love teaching adults but there is little money available and many/most of those programs are run through non-profits or teachers are expected to be volunteers.  Great if you have parental/family support but if you have to support yourself you may need to do some K-12 teaching in ESL which is very stable employment and always in demand.  The good thing about the MEd ESL programs is that there is a lot of funding and loan forgiveness programs because K-12 ESL teachers are in such high demand.  Feel free to email me if you want to learn more!

    Best,

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    Allison Widmann, MSW, MPP, Certified TESOL
    ESL Teacher
    Language and Literacy, LLC
    United States
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  • 7.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 21-04-2022 12:06 PM
    HI Abigail,

    We offer a fully-online MA/MS-TESOL degree program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and you are welcome to check out our website if you are interested:
    https://www.tamuc.edu/programs/applied-linguistics-ma-ms/

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    Dongmei Cheng
    Texas A&M University-Commerce
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  • 8.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 21-04-2022 10:45 PM
    Hello,

    I'm not sure where you are and what area of the US you are interested in, but we have a nice TESOL MA and certificate program offered in hybrid format at Indiana University Indianapolis. https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/departments/english/current-students/graduate-studies/ma-in-tesol/

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    Estela Ene, Ph.D.
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Associate Professor
    Director, English for Academic Purposes Program
    Director, MA in TESOL
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  • 9.  RE: Looking for TESOL Graduate Programs

    Posted 22-04-2022 04:12 PM
    Hello Abi,

    We have a MA TESOL and an MEd. with a focus on TESOL Teacher Education. Since you are looking to work with refugee-background students, you may be interested in our trauma-informed focus which we are currently expanding to a certificate (this is part of the MA/MEd).  Options are: in person, Online in real time, and some online asynchronous.

    Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Ph.D., ExA.Dip.

    Associate Professor of TESOL

    Providence University College & Theological Seminary 

    10 College Crescent Otterburne Manitoba  R0A 1G0 Canada
     

    1-204-433-7488 ext. 298

     

    We respectfully recognize that Providence is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg,  

    Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. 



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    Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of TESOL
    Providence College & Seminary
    CanadaLepp-Kaethler
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