TESOL Program Details
Graduate students enrolled in the master of arts degree program will complete coursework in the School of Education and Human Sciences as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and potentially other departments at KU. This provides the student an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in education as well as TESOL. With only a minimum of 12 credit hours required in curriculum & instruction, students work with their faculty advisors to choose coursework that aligns with their individual professional needs and personal goals.
Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the application deadlines in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
M.A. in TESOL
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:
Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions.
One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended.
English translation of transcripts
Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation in addition to an official transcript in the original language;
Resume or CV
Statement of goals
1-2 page statement indicating how the program relates to future career goals;
Online letters of recommendation
Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation who can provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level;
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency with full proficiency scores.
Required by U.S. government in order to issue the I-20 or DS-2019:
$65 for U.S. residents; $85 for international applicants.