TESOL Admission Requirements

For the License Sequence and Master of Arts in Education – TESOL program

Applicants for any of the student classifications must meet all of the requirements for admission to the graduate programs.

  1. Provide evidence of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent postsecondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.
  2. Complete and submit graduate application (including $30 fee). This application is for graduate students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, license or certificate, or take courses as a non-degree student.
  3. Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from each post-secondary institutions that you have attended be sent directly to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies.
  4. Provide two letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors and/or professional colleagues who can focus on the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school.
  5. Submit a written statement listing the reasons that you will be successful in graduate school: cite how specific background experiences will aid in your success as a student.
  6. Provide evidence of a WDPI initial educator, professional educator, or master educator license (or the equivalent).
  7. International students must contact Graduate and Professional Studies for additional admission requirements.

Priority application deadlines for the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages program are: 
August 10 for admission in Fall semester
December 10 for admission in Spring semester
May 10 for admission in the Summer session. 

All required application materials should be submitted by deadlines.   Applications received after deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For the Professional Development Sequence (CTELL)

Admission to the CTELL program requires completion of a separate admissions process. Learn more.
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