English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics, M.A.
Dr. Doina Kovalik
104C Anderson Center
Phone: (336) 750-3450
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.
▪ 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.
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.
In addition to completing the coursework for obtaining a MA in TESL degree, students seeking licensure are also required to create an electronic portfolio.
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.