+1 Accelerated Master's (Dual-Degree) Program in any Temple University undergraduate major + Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MSEd)

This +1 Accelerated Program offers undergraduate majors in any school or college at Temple University the exciting opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree AND, then, in the year following, a Master’s of Science Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Students in this accelerated program will pursue the English Language Teaching Certificate pathway.

With the Master's in TESOL, you will gain an understanding of the structure of the English language and language variations. Learn to adapt instruction to the learners' age, proficiency level, linguistic background, communicative and academic needs, and native language and literacy development. This program is designed for those interested in teaching positions that do not require state certification; who are already certified to teach in a public school system in Pennsylvania and want to learn how to better meet the needs of English language learners; and teachers from abroad who want to teach English in their native country. 

Graduate Coursework and Tuition

These four graduate courses are to be completed by the end of your senior year and will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements:  

  • TESL 5611: Applied Language Study I: Phonology and Lexicon
  • TESL 5612: Applied Language Study II: Grammar, Morphology, and Classroom Discourse (3 credits)
  • TESL 5614: Current Approaches to Teaching English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • TESL 5615: Teaching English in a Global Context (3 credits)

Only students who have been accepted for the +1 Accelerated Program will be able to register for these classes. The graduate courses will be coded as undergraduate courses on your undergraduate transcript and undergraduate tuition will be applied. After you matriculate into the +1 Accelerated Program, the graduate level indicator will be added to these courses so that they may also count towards your master's degree.

+1 Accelerated Program Contact

Linda C. Jones, Director of External Teacher Certification Programs and Certification Coordinator
Phone: 215-204-8011
Email: lcjones@temple.edu

Program Contact

Elvis Wagner, associate professor of teaching and learning, is faculty coordinator for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program.
Phone: 215-204-5821
Emailelvis.wagner@temple.edu