Application Deadline

Currently not accepting applications.

Fall admission: May 1

Spring admission: October 1

Summer admission: February 1

Program Begins

Fall, Spring, Summer 


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • Two-three page essay: describe relevant work, life experiences, and professional goals related to TESOL and assisting English language learners
  • Video upload answering the following: 1) Briefly describe why you are interested in the JMU Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in the TESOL program, 2) What are your career aspirations upon completing your master's degree?, 3) What strengths will you bring to our program?
  • Two professional references
  • Professional Resume
  • Informal interview (in person, Skype, OR phone) 
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • GRE General Test or Miller Analogies Test is required for all students who do not meet the following condition: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Official TESOL or IELTS test scores

Details regarding transcripts and credential evaluations from non-US academic institutions can be found on the Transcripts & Credential Evaluation webpage. 


This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located and other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

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