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:
13 January 2020, 18 May 2020, 31 August 2020
College of Education
Memorial Hall, MSC 6907,
395 S. High, Room 3175,
22807, United States
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.