Master of Arts in Education

Sonoma State TESOL Students and Faculty

"The SSU TESOL Program provides students with a mountain of resources, which include a language school on campus, a massive library and database, a teaching practicum, programs to study and teach abroad, and opportunities to network through the SSU TESOL Club."

Tim Haug, English teacher, Brazil

three grad students

Graduates of the SSU TESOL Program are already making their mark internationally and in scholarly achievements.

Dongseok Choi recently had his manuscript, Digital Storytelling Technology for Developing Schema for ESL/EFL Reading Comprehension accepted for publication in the Secondary English Education journal published by the Korean Association of Secondary English Education. This manuscript was based on work Mr. Choi carried out in his graduate TESOL courses.

Max Watson has been hired to teach English at the prestigious university, Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea.

Juhwan Kim has been invited to teach in a three-week intensive English program at Nihon University in Japan. He has also received multiple job offers for recruiting companies in China and in Korea.

Dr. Hee-won Kang and Juhwan Kim

Dr. Hee-Won Kim, Professor and Juwan Kim, recent TESOL graduate

Dr. Karen Grady

Dr. Karen Grady, Professor

Faculty who teach in the TESOL program are accomplished scholars and teachers. Dr. Kelly Estrada and Dr. Karen Grady have presented at national and international conferences in the field of teacher development and literacy education. Dr. Greta Vollmer regularly presents her work in genre theory, visual rhetoric, and new technologies in composition around the world. Dr. Hee-Won Kang is also recognized for her contributions in the field of ESL and EFL through numerous publications and presentations.

Other faculty who teach in the MA program in Education are also recognized leaders in the field of education and teacher development.