Program Overview

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) programs that educate teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) are committed to preparing individuals to teach English in a variety of local and international settings. Programs are accredited. Curriculum highlights:

  • Courses in language learning, methods, materials, assessment and culture
  • On-site with some online courses
  • Tutoring and practicum opportunities in the ESL program at EMU
  • International practicum option
  • Extensive practical experiences in the community
  • Opportunities for civic engagement
  • Thesis and non-thesis option for MA students
  • Grad assistantships working with faculty and ESL students

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Career Opportunities

Careers in TESOL lead to exciting opportunities to work with international students in the U.S. and globally. TESOL is, at its heart, a service career. Whether you want to help new immigrants acclimatize to the U.S. or if your goal is to travel abroad to help students meet their own goals for global communication, a degree in TESOL prepares you to teach.

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Fellows Program for Master's Students

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

  • Eligibility

    Returned Peace Corps volunteers can apply for the Fellowship by including a request to be considered in the personal statement of their MA-TESOL application, and in an application for a Graduate Assistantship. Applicants accepted into the MA-TESOL program who are also eligible for a Graduate Assistantship will be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program on a competitive basis.

    The number of Fellowships will differ by year, up to 10 in any given semester, depending on the number of Graduate Assistant positions are available at the time of application.

  • Benefits

    Coverdell Fellows receive program-specific advising and support and a half-graduate assistantship (10 hours per week) each semester they continue in the program.

  • Requirements

    Coverdell Fellows must remain in good standing (GPA 3.0+), attend regular meetings, provide support for local Peace Corps recruiters and complete a structured internship teaching ESL in local non-profit organizations (10 hours per week). Accepted Coverdell Fellows who do not continue to meet the requirements will lose their benefits, but may continue in the MA-TESOL program.

    For more information, email Dr. Wendy Wang at [email protected].

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