Requirements and Procedures

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Admission Requirements

  • The MA in TESOL Program requires that applicants (a) have a 2.75 grade point average for the last 90 quarter units attempted, (b) have completed the Cal State LA course TESOL 4000 (Linguistics in Education or ENGL 4101 (English Literature in America) or an equivalent Introduction to Linguistics course. 

  • Non-native speakers of English (regardless of citizenship) who have not completed an undergraduate program in English must obtain a score of 100 on the TOEFL IBT or 7.5 on the IELTS.  If your TOEFL score is below 100 or 7.5,  consider taking some of the courses offered at the English Language Program at Cal State LA. For information in these courses, please go to the English Language Program website.

  • Students can be admitted on a conditional basis.

  • For information on deadlines to apply, go to the MA in TESOL Program Deadlines website.

  • Download here a PDF of the MA in TESOL Program List of Courses Offered. 

Admission Procedures

  • To apply for admission to the MA in TESOL Program or other certificate programs, you must first apply to the university using this link:

  • Then complete a supplementary application for the Charter College of Education, which includes submission of a statement of purpose and official transcripts. You also need to submit two letters of recommendation online using this link:                                                                                                                                          [Fall 2019]  

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