February 1, 2010

Seeking Another Career Path? SSU Launches Graduate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The School of Education at Sonoma State University is launching a new program designed for K-12 educators, college and university instructors and other professionals who want advanced preparation in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

This TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program is offered within the Master of Arts in Education beginning in Fall 2010.
Deadline for applications is March 31.

An informational meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Schulz 1121 on the Rohnert Park campus.

Students completing the MA in Education with a concentration in TESOL will be prepared for a number of teaching opportunities, as well as related work in business or doctoral studies in the field of language education.

In addition to receiving enhanced preparation for working in K-12 settings, graduates will be qualified to:

• Teach ESL at the community college level
• Teach ESL in university-affiliated intensive English programs
• Teach English as a foreign language in other countries
• Work in related international businesses
• Pursue doctoral degrees in language education and related fields

SSU's renowned faculty have taught in the California public schools, and around the world, including in China, South Korea, Argentina, Slovenia, Turkey, and Italy. They have provided workshops for teachers throughout the world and have also published extensively in the field of English language teaching.

Students may opt to complete the 18-unit TESOL certificate, recognized world-wide as professional level preparation, or may earn a full Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in TESOL.

For further information contact Education Professor Karen Grady at (707) 664-3328 or visit the website at http://www.sonoma.edu/education/masters.htm

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057