The Master of Arts in English with the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) option requires 30 semester hours. At least 15 of these hours must be completed at the 6000-level. All students will be required to pass a TESL comprehensive examination.
Tech's M.A. in English with the 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 M.A. in English with TESL option can prepare students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching. The degree can also be used to enhance the credentials of secondary teachers.
The seven prescribed courses in the M.A. in English with TESL option provide graduates
with a solid foundation of skills to help them work with students for whom English
is not their first language. The three electives may be chosen from a challenging
variety of literary, cultural, interdisciplinary, linguistic, creative, and rhetorical
For further information, contact the program director Carl Brucker.