Peace Corps Coverdell International Fellows

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL)


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. Applicants accepted into the MA-TESOL program will be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program on a competitive basis.


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


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

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