The Master of Arts in English is a flexible program designed to prepare students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching, and to provide secondary teachers with a content-specific program to enhance their credentials.
Tech’s M.A. in English with Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) option offers graduate students an opportunity to include the four courses prescribed by the Arkansas Department of Education for ESL endorsement within a structured degree program. The English with TESL option can prepare students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching and the degree can also be used to enhance the credentials of secondary teachers.
The Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a flexible program that includes the courses needed to add an ESL endorsement to an Arkansas teaching license. The program is designed to provide advanced training for teachers, administrators, or other professionals who work with language minority populations.The M.A. TESOL is also an excellent preparation for students who want to teach English overseas. The courses in this program are offered in different locations and in a variety of formats, including online, evenings, and weekends, to accommodate the needs of a broad range of students. Tech's M.A. TESOL has been rated as one of the three best affordable programs in the country.
Arkansas Tech University is one of about sixty universities nationwide, and the first university in Arkansas, to offer the Master of Liberal Arts Degree. The MLA Degree is suited to the student who is interested in graduate study in the liberal arts, but is not interested in a research degree in a specific liberal arts discipline or in a graduate degree in a technical area.