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ESL, Master’s of Science Track 1

English As A Second Language

Master’s of Science Track 1

Program Information

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has the distinction of having a nationally-ranked Teacher Education program, and is NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accredited. Prospective applicants to the ESL Education M.S. degree program are expected to have the following credentials to be considered for admission.

Track I Master’s in ESL Education Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Language; however, this does not preclude a degree in other content areas for those pursuing an M.S. in ESL Education.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • A TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based version (PBT) or 213 on the computer-based version (CBT) or 79-80 on the Internet-based version (iBT) is required for general admission to Graduate School at the University of Tennessee.
  • Proof of superior proficiency in English is required for international students.
  • For all prospective students seeking a degree in ESL education, a personal interview with the degree advisor is required. Those who are not local may be interviewed via SKYPE.

Admissions Procedures

Complete your application through Graduate Admissions. All supporting materials must be uploaded and submitted electronically along with your application. No hard copies will be accepted.

When making an application to the Graduate School, you must submit your application as early as possible, but no later than one month prior to the review or entry date. You have the final responsibility for the timely arrival of each required item.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission to the Track I master’s degree program in ESL Education.

Additional Admissions Requirements:

  • Three academic letters of reference.
  • A formal research paper in the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Recommended length of 7-10 pages.
  • A statement of academic background, career and academic goals, and research interests.
  • Previous teaching experience with linguistically and culturally diverse populations is desired.
  • For all prospective students seeking a degree in ESL education, a personal interview with the degree advisor is required. Those who are not local may be interviewed via SKYPE.

 Contact information:

Prospective students seeking additional information on the Track I master’s program in ESL Education should contact Dr. Patricia Davis-Wiley at pdwiley@utk.edu.

 

To view the course of study

Please follow this link to the UT Graduate Catalog.

  1. Select the appropriate catalog from the dropdown menu on the right.
  2. Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
  3. Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
  4. Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.

 

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