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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Program in Teaching English as a Second Language is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Capstone review and teaching philosophy

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
15
Accepted
10
Enrolled
88%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8, two letters of recommendation, prior introduction to linguistics coursework, goals statement, experience in learning a second language (recommended)
Additional Entrance Requirements Prior PA teaching certification

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.33%
Unknown 3.33%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Second language acquisition, language teaching methods, discourse analysis, computer-assisted language learning, language teacher development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Esther Smidt
Director of TESOL Program
Email: csmidt@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-738-0410

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