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TESOL Post Bacc M.A.T.

The M.A.T. with a concentration in 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 2nd language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate 2nd language learning.  The TESOL program will prepare future educators to understand and implement more equitable and effective ways of working with English Language Learners in a variety of contexts, including inclusion in content/general education classes, sheltered-ESL classes and pullout classes. 

Completion of this MAT program leads to eligibility for a Virginia teaching licence for PK-12 English as a Second Language.

This graduate degree requires the following prerequisites:  GPSYC 160:  Human Development Across the Life Span; ENG 308: Introduction to Linguistics; EDUC 300: Foundations of American Education; READ 366/566: Early Literacy Development and Acquisition with a 1 credit practicum; and foreign language proficiency (6 credits at intermediate level).

These courses can be completed in conjunction with the 39 graduate hours of TESOL coursework, however, the program recommends applicants complete prerequisite coursework prior to admission or within the 1st semester of graduate work.  Applicants' undergraduate transcripts are reviewed to identify necessary prerequisite coursework and to verify content knowledge requirements.

Application for the M.A.T. with a Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Initial Licensure Program is a three-step process. 

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TESOL PB MAT STEPS TO APPLY

TESOL PB MAT COURSE SEQUENCE



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CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Stephanie Wasta, Advisor
wastasa@jmu.edu
540.568.5210
MSC 6913
Dr. Katya Koubek, Coordinator
koubekex@jmu.edu
540.568.6760