Via Lingua Partners with Slippery Rock University

Via Lingua Partners with Slippery Rock University

Via Lingua Partners with Slippery Rock University


SRU | Slippery Rock University


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts)

Offered by: Languages, Literatures, Culture and Writing

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Via Lingua is proud to announce its most recent educational collaboration  with Slippery Rock University, located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. All Via Lingua graduates qualify for up to nine credits of advanced standing toward their coursework in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Whether you hope to teach English to non-native speakers in a community college, institute of higher education, nonprofit organization, K-12 context, or abroad — an M.A. from Slippery Rock University can help you achieve your dreams.

If you enjoy being in an educational setting and learning about different cultures, you should consider a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Slippery Rock University. With a Master of Arts in TESOL Program, you will be qualified to apply for full-time teaching positions in a variety of academic settings including community colleges, private language academies, K-12 schools*, university-based intensive English programs, and non-profit service organizations.

For those who crave adventure, there are exciting, attractive jobs teaching English around the world with good salaries, paid travel expenses, subsidized housing, paid vacation and health insurance. Slippery Rock University can help get you there.

The globalization of English as the world's lingua franca and a national and regional increase in non-native English speaking populations create a need for highly-trained practitioners who can address the widely variant and specialized educational needs of adult English language learners at home and abroad. While the number of immigrants is increasing, evidence suggests that the barrier of language is becoming more and more common.

Slippery Rock University's MA TESOL prepares graduates for the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world, enabling the acquisition of world languages, and aiming to educate world citizens who acquire linguistic skills through intellectual acculturation.  Through challenging, quality, and interdisciplinary training, SRU graduates will be prepared to work in dynamic and pivotal roles by providing adult ELL instruction in higher education, community literacy, and multicultural global settings, as well as instructional media and materials development in the TESOL publishing industry, thus facilitating their lifelong skill development in the increasingly vital area of TESOL.

Slippery Rock University's Master of Arts Degree in TESOL is 30 to 33 credits, depending on which track you select, and offers:

  • Flexibility to fit your busy schedule - online, blended, and once-weekly evening courses 
  • Two tracks; experiential and general that can be completed over 16-24 months
  • Interdisciplinary instruction from five academic departments
  • Curriculum includes a 13-credit graduate certificate
  • TESOL practicum may be completed locally or abroad
  • Expert faculty with earned doctorates


CONTACT: Marnie Jo Petray, PhD (she/her/hers)


Assoc Professor andGraduate Coordinator of TESOL


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