Established in 1964, SFSU's M.A. program in English with a Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is one of the oldest and largest TESOL programs in the United States. A faculty composed of nationally and internationally recognized authorities in TESOL, a curriculum which effectively integrates theory, pedagogy and practice, varied opportunities to gain practical experience, and the cultural heterogeneity of both the city of San Francisco and the University itself combine to make our M.A. TESOL program unique.
Graduates of our program teach in English language institutes, community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities, and community and workplace settings, in the U.S. and abroad. They also become ESL/EFL materials specialists, administrators, and researchers. Many of our alumni have gone on to Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields.
Please explore our Web site for additional information about our program.
News and Announcements
Due to the ongoing budget crisis in the state of California, the MA TESOL Program no longer accepts applications for Spring admissions.
The deadline for Fall 2014 applications has been EXTENDED to May 1, 2014.
TESOL Talk Panel Discussion -- From practicum to employment: Opportunities to grow as a TESOL professional in the Bay Area
Please join San Francisco State University's M.A. TESOL Student Association for the next installment of our event series, "TESOL Talks," on Friday, February 28, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on the SF State campus in Humanities 207. This event, Practicum to employment: Opportunities to grow as a TESOL professional in the Bay Area, features a panel of experienced teachers and program directors from five Bay Area ESL programs. This event will include brief presentations and a panel discussion with audience questions, followed by a reception where you can mingle with panelists as well as MA TESOL colleagues and faculty.
See event page for more information.
Mark your calendars and save the date for the SFSU M.A. TESOL 50th anniversary celebration this fall. The event will take place Friday, October 17, 2014 on the San Francisco State University campus, and all in the M.A. TESOL community are welcome.
Please see the event page for details. We hope to see you there!