Nội dung khóa học "Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)"
About this course

What will I learn?

The M.A.T. with a concentration in TESOL program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts discipline closely associated with a teaching area (e.g., biology, history, mathematics, psychology, chemistry, English, etc. but not business administration, nursing, engineering, etc.) and want to complete teacher licensure. This program draws on theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence second language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate second language learning. The TESOL program will prepare future educators to understand and implement equitable and effective ways of working with English Language Learners in a variety of contexts, including content/general education classes, sheltered-ESL classes and pullout classes. Completion of this MAT program leads to eligibility for a Virginia teaching license for PreK-12 English as a Second Language.

The degree requires the following:

  • PSYC 160. Human Development Across the Life Span, or equivalent
  • WRTC 103. Critical Reading and Writing, or equivalent
  • MATH designated course
  • ENG 308. Introduction to Linguistics, or equivalent
  • EDUC 300. Foundations of American Education, or equivalent
  • READ 366/READ 566. Early Literacy Development and Acquisition (with a 1 credit practicum, TESL 384/TESL 553)
  • Foreign language proficiency (6 credits at intermediate level)
  • 39 graduate hours of TESOL course work

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time(39 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,231 per credit hour
Start date

13 January 2020, 18 May 2020, 31 August 2020


College of Education

Memorial Hall, MSC 6907,

395 S. High, Room 3175,



22807, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

English language proficiency: 81 Internet-based TOEFL, IELTS score of 6.5, Pearson PTE Academic score of 58.