The Department of Linguistics no longer offers a Master's level program for TESOL Professionals (PMA TESOL), however, we do offer a Graduate Certificate in TESOL which you can pair with your MA Linguistics for a TESOL emphasis. The five courses in the certificate program count as electives towards the MA Linguistics degree. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and the application process here. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the TESOL Director, Rai Farrelly.

What Graduates are Saying

“The MA in Linguistics with TESOL Emphasis has provided valuable tools to further prepare me for a dynamic future as an ESL/EFL professional … I was able to do my teaching practicum at the Universidad Católica del Maule in Talca, Chile. It was the perfect culmination of my studies and prior experiences.”

“The coursework and practicum experience have helped me feel confident and prepared to teach in a variety of settings. I also love that TESOL is rooted within the larger CU Linguistics department; I'm emerging not only with a strong knowledge of teaching methods and excellent classroom experience, but also with a firm foundation in areas that will only augment my future teaching: language morphology, sociolinguistics, phonetics/phonology, syntax, and pragmatics.”