Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English as a Second Language, MA

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language - MATESL (36 cr.).  The general goal of graduate work in the program is to provide students with a quality teacher education program that will prepare candidates for a satisfying career in language teaching. 


Admission Requirements  

  • Transcript showing a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  If applicant has taken graduate courses, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Essay 
  • TOEFL score: 89 ibt 


Degree Requirements 

The MA degree requires a total of 36 graduate credit hours, distributed across the required courses below.  This course work includes two teaching practica, a supervised internship and the TESL Professional Portfolio.   


TESL Website:  https://mcl.as.uky.edu/tesl