Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MAEd or MEd) is currently not accepting applications. We are in the process of significantly reimagining the TESOL program based on changing market needs and career opportunities, but we encourage prospective students to return to the program webpage or email TESOL@seattleu.edu for updates.
Designed to fit the needs of the working professional with evening classes and admission throughout the year, SU's TESOL program encourages students to choose electives that focus on future career interests, including:
Our graduates teach adults with varying instructional needs in colleges or intensive English language programs in the U.S. and abroad. TESOL instructors are prepared to teach:
Graduates of the TESOL program work overseas in K-college settings and private language institutes or work in the United States in community colleges, non-profit agencies, Intensive English Programs affiliated with universities, and in private language schools and business.
Students with K-12 teaching credentials may work in public and private school systems. Graduates may also elect to continue their studies by pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or related fields (see Program Advisor for information on Ph.D. programs in the United States and Canada).
Graduates teach all levels of ESOL, from pre-literate to TOEFL-preparation. Graduates teach a variety of classes: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and pronunciation, as well as integrated ESOL curricula. Graduates may also seek employment in ESOL program administration, teacher education, international student advising, materials development, tutoring, or foreign language.