Application deadline for Pitt2Pitt students is extended to June 15, 2020. Admissions will be considered on a rolling basis until a cap of 20 is reached.
This one-year MA in TESOL will give you attractive credentials to teach English as a second or additional language, particularly abroad.
LING 2145 Testing and Assessment in TESOL (3 credits)
or, Instruction & Learning 2253
LING 2144 Research Methods (3 credits)
LING 2142 Second Language Teaching (3 credits)
LING 2150 Language Learning and Technology (3 credits)
LING 2194 Practicum/Observation (2 credits)
LING 2579 Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
LING 2738 Structures of English (3 credits)
LING 2143 Materials Development (3 credits)
LING 2146 Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
LING 2141 Teaching English across Cultures (3 credits)
LING 2195 Practicum (3 credits)
The LING 2195 Practicum (Fall and Spring) includes observation of classes in English as an additional language (EAL) in higher education contexts, supervised practice teaching of adult English language learners, application of course-work content and tools to teaching contexts, and interactions with EAL teaching faculty and students outside the classroom.
Requirements for entry
- Baccalaureate degree or its foreign equivalent with a minimum grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4-point scale).
- TOEFL or IELTS score required for native speakers of other languages.
- Undergraduate degree in linguistics is not required.
- Deadline for applications: March 22, 2020..
Questions about whether the one-year MA/TESOL is right for you? Contact Dr. Alan Juffs at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the application requirements the same as the other graduate programs, as outlined in the department’s FAQ section?
YES, but now there is no GRE requirement.
Will this program qualify me to teach in the state of Pennsylvania, or will I need to become a certified educator in addition to gaining TESOL credentials?
No -- you would need to already have an Instructional I Certificate. The ESL endorsement can be awarded if you already have an Instructional I certificate or if you also complete masters in the School of Education. See here: https://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/esl-tesol/tesol-certificate
What are tuition costs? Are there any merit scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships offered for this program?
The tuition costs are the same as all Dietrich School graduate programs. The current fee structure is here: https://ir.pitt.edu/historicalRates-Fees/20192020_pgh_grad_PA.pdf. This year they are $23,530 for in state for one year. This amount does not include required fees. Unfortunately, as of now, we are not aware of any tuition scholarships or remission.
Does the program have resources available to assist students in gaining employment abroad?
We make every effort to connect students to overseas teaching opportunities. In recent years, our graduates have gone to China, S. Korea, Japan and the Middle East, either with Universities or through the State Department English Language Fellow program. https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/english-language-fellow-program.