Northwest University

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The MATESOL program combines a cohort-based community approach to learning with an online delivery method. The program was created to serve the needs of students desiring a combination of an interactive learning experience with the flexibility of electronically mediated coursework, allowing working professionals to remain fully engaged in their career. This format will create a rich environment of teachers who engage with the material and their peers based on their students, classroom location, and a variety of experience including life, teaching, and language learning.

Globally, people have a desire to learn English, creating high demand for TESOL professionals, particularly individuals who have completed a master’s degree.

Northwest University (NU) has been providing students with an exceptional Christian education for over 78 years. U.S. News and World Report recently featured NU in their Best Colleges of 2013. NU will launch an online Master of Arts in TESOL, with classes beginning in fall 2013. For more than 20 years, NU has trained students to work in the field of TESOL. The MATESOL program will uniquely prepare graduates to work or teach in a variety of intercultural settings or pursue entry to Ph.D. programs.

The 36-credit MATESOL program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a variety of disciplines and currently live domestically or internationally. The program will provide students with a TESOL foundation in TESOL pedagogy, linguistics, and intercultural studies. The program can be completed in 23 months by taking one or two courses at a time.  Admission requirements include a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, a minimum 3.0 grade point average, a GRE score, and a completed application packet.

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