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Master of Arts in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

University of Findlay
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Master of Arts in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

The Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (MATAL) is ideal for students who want to further develop their knowledge of linguistics while applying the theories they learn. Throughout the program, students study linguistic research methods, learn analysis techniques, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn inter/intra and cross-cultural communication strategies in both oral and written forms, as well as pedagogic principles and teaching methodology. Our courses provide a firm foundation in:

  • Linguistics
  • Language education
  • Bilingualism
  • Second language acquisition
  • Curriculum evaluation and design
  • Assessment
  • Multilingual/multicultural pedagogy

Graduates of our program are well-positioned to pursue careers in international business, law, communications, civil service professions, community outreach programs, and second language teaching

Admission requirements

Consideration for admission to the ENVM program requires:

  1. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or have a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale associated with a previous master's degree. This includes classes from all institutions attended. Students who have a 2.50 cumulative undergraduate grade point average may be considered for conditional admission but must attain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the first nine hours of the ENVM program to be fully admitted to the program.
  2. Fulfillment of prerequisite competencies, by demonstrated knowledge as a result of undergraduate transcripts or completion of bridge courses.
  3. Demonstrated analytical skills
  4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or first-professional doctorate-degree, specifically when no baccalaureate degree was offered (e.g., PharmD. etc.).
  5. Submission of official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all college-level work.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus submit:

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Multi-Age Speaking and Listening Methods
  • Multi-Age Reading and Writing Methods
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Assessment
  • Advanced Linguistics
  • Research Methods in Linguistics
  • TESOL/Applied Linguistics Thesis Advisement

Endorsement in Tesol Consists of 15 Semester Hours. Students are Required to Take:

  • Designing ESL Instruction for P-12 Programs
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • ESL Educational History, Policy and Assessment Practices in P-12 Schools
  • ESL Teaching Practicum

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Fee: $495 per Credit Hour
  • Total fee: $17,820

Continuing studies

Other graduates have used their Masters in TESOL and Applied Linguistics as a stepping stone for pursue higher education in fields such as:

  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Business

Career opportunities

MATAL graduates have found jobs in the following careers:

  • Bilingual (PK-12) teacher
  • ESL (English as a second language) and EFL (English as foreign language) teacher
  • Curriculum designer
  • Dialect coach
  • Refugee outreach coordinator
  • Research assistant
  • Corporate diversity trainer
  • Interpreter/translator
  • Copy editor for foreign newspapers

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University of Findlay

Established in 1882, the University of Findlay is a nationally-ranked, private university located in beautiful Findlay, Ohio. Offering nearly 100 academic programs, Findlay is known for our computer science, math, business and health professions programs at both the undergraduate and...

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University of Findlay

1000 N. Main Street
45840 Findlay Ohio
United States of America (USA)

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