To be admitted to the M.A. in English with a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Option, students must hold a relevant baccalaureate degree (English, Linguistics, Speech Communication are obvious examples), with a 3.0 overall GPA, and have completed the following prerequisite courses (40 units) or their equivalents
“Classified Graduate” Status and Advancement to Candidacy
Students are normally admitted to the master’s program in English as “Conditionally Classified Graduate” students. Once the students have completed any outstanding prerequisite courses and have passed the Writing Skills Test, they may apply for “Classified Graduate” status. In order to advance to candidacy, students must have completed 24 units of graduate-level coursework with grades of “B” and higher.
Applying for Graduation
Students must apply formally to graduate with a master’s degree by submitting a “Candidate for Degree” card during the Add/Drop period for the quarter before the one in which they expect to graduate. They must ask the English Department’s Graduate Coordinator to send a “Major Check” sheet to the Graduate Evaluations Office.