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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Teaching English as Second Language-M.A.

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Degree Program Teaching English as a Second Language
Subject Area Arts and Humanities
Program URL
Type/Location Online
Number of Required Campus Visits From Fall 2008, part-time students will be able to complete most degree requirements through online courses.
Degree Type Graduate-M.A.
Total Number of Semester Credits Alternate Plan Paper: 34 credits
Thesis Plan: 30 credits
Program Description

The MA English: TESL degree, at Minnesota State University, Mankato is an interdisciplinary program designed for both native and non-native speakers of English. The degree prepares candidates for employment in teaching, program administration, and materials development. Candidates for this degree take courses in the theory and practice of teaching English as a second language, linguistics, the English language, and cultural studies. It is possible to earn certification in teaching English as a second language in grades K-12. For Master's candidates with an undergraduate licensure degree, the MA in TESL includes most of the courses needed for ESL licensure.

Admission Requirements Candidates who are native speakers of English must have a minimum of two years of a foreign language at the college level (or the equivalent). This language requirement may be met in residence, but courses taken to fulfill it will not count toward the degree.

Candidates whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or the equivalent on the Internet (79-80) or Computer (213) versions to enter the program.

Applicants should request ETS to send official TOEFL score reports directly to the College of Graduate Studies and Research. MSU's institutional TOEFL code is 6677.

An undergraduate major or minor in a relevant field (English, linguistics, or a modern language other than English) is highly desirable but not absolutely required.

The GRE is not required for admission.
Other Requirements

At least one-half of the courses (not including thesis or APP credits) in a student's program must be at the 600 level (for graduate students only).

Program Contact Information

Professor Stephen Stoynoff, Director of English Graduate Studies
English Department
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN  56001