Master of Arts in Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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"The M.A. TESOL program at Sonoma State University successfully bridges practice and theory.  Instructors create learning communities in which students with diverse backgrounds exchange ideas, share experience and reflect on practice. Students leave the program with a solid foundation in TESOL theory as well as practical and innovative lesson plans and teaching tips in grammar, reading, and writing for all levels and ages of learners."

Catherine Crotty, Adult ESL teacher, California

A Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in TESOL provides advanced education in the theories, research, and practices for teaching English language learners in K-12 settings as well in adult education settings such as community colleges. The concentration will also prepare candidates to teach English abroad and for doctoral studies in related fields in Education. Courses in the concentration can be used to apply for a TESOL certificate and to meet the requirements for the CTEL authorization from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.