​​​​​​​Master of Arts in TESOL & Applied Linguistics​​​

University of Findlay Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics The Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Applied Linguistics Program is a two-year graduate program that helps students prepare for a variety of careers in linguistics and education. 

It is ideal for students interested in pursuing a doctoral program in linguistics or education; as well as teaching within public or private P-12 schools, refugee education, adult English language programming, and college level intensive English language programs both domestically and abroad. Graduates of our program are also well positioned to pursue or enhance careers in international business, law, communications or civil service professions. To see what careers our graduates have pursued with a Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, click here.

Program Overview 

This two-year master's program consists of live courses which take place Monday-Thursday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 3 p.m. making this an ideal program for working professionals pursuing a master's degree while maintaining their employment.

Our courses provide a firm foundation in: 

  • Linguistics
  • Multilingual/multicultural education
  • Bilingualism
  • Second language acquisition
  • Curriculum evaluation and design
  • Assessment
  • Language pedagogy

The program requires the completion of 36 credit hours (24 credits required, 12 credits of departmental electives), thesis approval, and completion of graduate service to the community hours. Upon transcript and syllabi evaluation by the department, graduate transfer students may transfer up to nine graduate credit hours of electives.

We also offer diverse experiential learning opportunities within our program, campus and community that will help graduates build their work experience and resume before graduation. 

TESOL Endorsement Program

Teachers holding a teaching license valid in the state of Ohio may choose to pursue our 21-credit post-baccalaureate TESOL endorsement program or our 36-credit TESOL endorsement MA program. 

Graduate Assistantships

Students in the Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program may qualify for assistantships within our ELL Support Center, graduate MATESOL Program or they may be considered for other assistantship opportunities across campus. Our selection process begins in the spring of each year. For more information and application process, click here.  


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Rosa is an international student in the Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics program and serves as a teaching assistant for the program. Follow along with her vlog this year as she shows you around campus and what life is like as a student at the University of Findlay. Click here to access her vlogs!