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Graduate Credits for Via Lingua Trainees

MATESOL Program at St. Michael's College!

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Programs For more than 50 years, Saint Michael's MATESOL program has been recognized locally and internationally as a premier learning environment for prospective teachers. Situated on a beautiful campus in Vermont, our programs prepare students to teach English to speakers of other languages, both in the US and overseas. When you join the Saint Michael's family, you'll experience a close-knit community of supportive faculty and classmates from all around the world. Our variety of programs offers you the flexibility to find a path best suited for your needs at an affordable price.

TESOL certificate holders from Via Lingua are eligible for six credits of advance standing according to our articulation agreement. The six credits will be applied to waive coursework within the 36-credit MATESOL Program. Students choosing the OnCampus + OnLine option may complete the program in as little as 14 months, with two summers on campus and the remaining courses online.

Course work in the TESOL Programs blends theory and practice to best prepare students for careers in teaching worldwide. Theories about teaching English as a second or foreign language are presented in the classroom before students apply what they have learned by working directly with ESOL students at Saint Michael's, immigrants and refugees in the Burlington area, or children in the Vermont school system. Graduate students may also take courses and complete their practice teaching requirement at pre-approved sites in Colombia, Japan, and Morocco.


Graduate Credits for MATESOL at Hamline University

Via Lingua International is proud to partner with Hamline University for those trainees wishing to further their studies in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the graduate level. Nationally recognized by NCATE and TESOL, Hamline's second language teaching and learning program aims to: prepare outstanding teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and bilingual education; develop the capacity of these teachers to meet the requirements of educating people who are learning English as an additional language; and provide continuing professional development to mainstream teachers on topics related to educating non-native speakers of English

Graduates of Hamline's Master of Arts programs:

  • Support and enhance learners' acquisition of excellent social and academic English
  • Help learners maintain and expand their first language
  • Use their understanding of linguistic principles to inform instruction
  • Integrate the teaching of language and content
  • Understand the effects of culture on language learning
  • Collaborate with other professionals to support non-native speakers of English
  • Reflect on their own learning and teaching to further personal and professional growth
  • Advocate for students who are in the language minority and promote social justice

Master of Arts in English as a Second Language
Inspire, challenge, and make a difference in the lives of thousands of immigrants, refugees, and international students and their families. Become a part of the exciting, rewarding field of ESL today.


Time to Complete: Students taking 8-10 credits a term can complete course work in 4-5 semesters (approximately 1.5 years), and then have an additional 2 years in which to complete their capstone (thesis).
Program Structure: Evening courses are offered weekly on campus and online during fall, spring, and summer.
Program Type: On campus or online.
Program Begins: February, June and September
Degree Options: Adult ESL Strand
K-12 Licensure Strand
TEFL Strand
Curriculum: 34 to 43 semester credits, depending on the strand you choose, plus completion of prerequisites in linguistics and English grammar.
Cost: $405 per credit

Experienced Faculty: The MAESL program draws upon a diverse and experienced faculty affiliated with Hamline's graduate education and other graduate programs. MAESL faculty are selected for their proven ability to teach, to advise, and to coach individuals and small groups.

Career Opportunities: A Master of Arts in English as a Second Language provides you with the skills needed to teach both in the U.S. and overseas. MAESL graduates are ESL teachers and leaders who understand systems of language, the language-culture relationship, how these affect learning, and integrating technology into instruction.

Flexibility: The ability to take courses online or in the classroom is perfect for busy working adults.

Teachers who graduate from the MAESL program will:

  • Have a strong background in language systems and how they relate to instruction
  • Understand the relationship between language and culture and how it affects learning
  • Become reflective practitioners
  • Be able to pose questions related to their instruction and systematically investigate those questions
  • Have the knowledge they need to take leadership and advocacy roles in schools
  • Be able to incorporate technology in their instruction

Students who finish the TEFL strand generally go abroad and teach English for a limited period of time. After they return, many have a desire to continue to improve professional skills and learn more about language theory and linguistics. With an MAESL, graduates will qualify for university and community college ESL positions both in the US and abroad.
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The TEFL Strand requires 41 credits, encompassing the following:

  • Completion of TEFL program or equivalent (8 credits)

Practicum experience required for the degree is fulfilled through this course.

ESL courses: 20 credits:

  • ESL 6636: Course Design for Adult ESL Classes (2 credits)
  • ESL 6638: Assessment of the Adult ELL (2 credits)
  • ESL 7502: Language and Society (4 credits)
  • ESL 7519: Linguistics for Language Teachers (4 credits)
  • ESL 7610: History of English (1 credit)
  • ESL 7650: Basics of Modern English (4 credits)
  • ESL 7660: Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

Upper division coursework: 13 credits

  • ESL 8010: Phonetics and Phonology (2 credits)
  • ESL 8020: Advanced Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)
  • ESL 8490: Research Methodology (4 credits)
  • ESL 8495: ESL Capstone (4 credits)

Graduate Credits for MATESOL at Alliant International University

Alliant's TESOL graduate program in California puts theory and practice into play for maximum impact in the learning environment. Our TESOL degree program blends the perfect balance of TESOL methodology, linguistics and education curriculum for both experienced and prospective ESL and EFL educators.

Study in San Diego Or Online
To best serve professionals of all types and locations, Alliant offers a fully on-site TESOL master's program in San Diego, California, as well as an online TESOL graduate program.

TESOL Careers That Span A World Of Opportunity
Alliant TESOL graduates enjoy successful careers educating the next generation of English language learners at all levels, and in locations near and far. Whether teaching students or training teachers, you'll have access to opportunities such as:

  • Teaching ESL/EFL in colleges and universities
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in academic, business, healthcare and science and technology organizations
  • Training EFL teachers in your country and abroad
  • Teaching ESL/EFL in private schools
  • Enhancing elementary and secondary teaching with EFL skills
  • Serving as an administrator or policymaker in government agencies and other institutions
  • Developing and writing EFL textbooks, learning materials and other publications
  • Earning a doctorate degree in TESOL at universities worldwide, including Alliant
  • And much much more

Please note that this program does not result in a California teaching credential to teach in K-12 schools.

Program Overview

  • 30 units (10 courses)
  • Full program completion in as soon as 15 months
  • Trimester format with Fall, Spring and Summer courses
  • Convenient evening or online courses for working professionals
  • Applied, hands-on learning opportunities
  • Highly-qualified and experienced faculty
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • International student community
  • No GRE requirement
  • No prerequisites - any undergraduate major is welcome to apply (a language co-requisite may apply for applicants whose first language is not English)


Graduate Credits for MATESOL with Ohio Dominican University

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Ohio Dominican's TESOL program prepares you to meet the needs of all your students, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background.

Graduate credits are available for Via Lingua graduates, in recognition of the quality of the program. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the MATESOL program balances theory and practice, so students will be prepared to study, conduct and share unique research into the teaching and learning of English.

Successful completion of the Via Lingua certification program will qualify applicants who have been accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) at Ohio Dominican University for up to six credits of advanced standing toward their MATESOL Degree.

The degree program consists of 33 credit hours including a practicum and research project.

Required Courses
TSL 500 TESOL Foundations
TSL 510 Descriptive Linguistics
TSL 520 Language Acquisition & Development
TSL 530 The English Language
TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education
TSL 550 Research Methods in TESOL
TSL 565 Instructional Methods for Post-Secondary TESOL
TSL 570 Resources for ESOL & Content Instruction
TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
TSL 590M TESOL Practicum
TSL 600 Research Project
Total Credits Required

Learning Outcomes
Graduates are able to:

  • Use research into the structure and acquisition of language to help English learns (ELs) develop language, literacy and content knowledge.
  • Use research into the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELs.
  • Use evidence-based principles and practices to plan, implement and manage standards-based ESOL and content instruction.
  • Understand assessment issues in TESOL and use standards-based measures with ESOL students.
  • Use knowledg of TESOL, both past and present, to reflect on and improve professional practices.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the ODU MATESOL program can pursue English as a Second Language careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Teachers of children and adults in the United States and abroad
  • Program directors
  • Placement test coordinators
  • Educational program material developers

By earning their TESOL endorsement, teachers who are already licensed in another subject area are prepared to teach English as a Second Language.

ODU TESOL graduates may also pursue advanced degrees, such as their doctorate in TESOL.