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Our program prepares future educators to understand and implement more equitable and effective ways of working with English Language Learners in a variety of contexts.

Leads to the Virginia teaching license in K-12
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Description of Program

The M.A.T. with a concentration in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) program is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts discipline closely associated with a teaching area (e.g., biology, history, mathematics, psychology, chemistry, English, etc. but not business administration, nursing, engineering, etc.) and want to complete teacher licensure.

This program draws on theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence second language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate language learning. The TESOL program prepares future educators to understand and implement more equitable and effective ways of working with English language learners in a variety of contexts. Completion of this M.A.T. program leads to eligibility for a Virginia teaching license for PK-12 English as a Second Language.

Degree Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Concentration

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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