Degree Programs

Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics, M.A.

Dr. Doina Kovalik

Dr. Doina Kovalik
104C Anderson Center
Phone: (336) 750-3450
Email: kovalikd@wssu.edu
                                                               

Mission

The mission of the Master of Arts in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics (MA in TESL/AL) is to develop awareness of current thought and practice in ESL education and AL, by providing the specialized knowledge and skills needed to successfully teach ESL in diverse academic settings in the U.S. and abroad.

Degree Requirements:

▪   Successful completion of 39 hours of graduate course work
▪   Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program to remain
    in good academic standing.
▪   Student may be subject to dismissal from the program if they receive
    grades of an F, or U.

Time Limits for Completion

The Master Arts in TESL-AL curriculum may be completed in a minimum of two (2) years of full-time study (at least 9 credit hours per semester) and one summer session course.

Application Deadlines

Admission application deadline for Fall (August) enrollment is April 15.
Admission application deadline for Spring (January) enrollment is November 15.
Admission application deadline for Summer (May) enrollment is April 1.

Application Deadlines for International Students

Admission application deadline for Fall (August) enrollment is April 15.
Admission application deadline for Spring (January) enrollment is September 15.

Other Requirements

In addition to completing the coursework for obtaining a MA in TESL degree, students seeking licensure are also required to create an electronic portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the MA in ESL-AL program candidates will be able to teach in diverse settings public and private, at all levels domestically and abroad.

Additional Master of Arts in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics (MA in TESL/AL) program information and course descriptions are available in the current WSSU Graduate Catalog.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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