Admission and Application
A bachelor’s degree is typically required for entry into the MA TESOL program, though exceptions can be made in extraordinary circumstances. Teaching experience (typically 1-2 years) and completion of a TESL Certificate, similar to that offered by TWU, are also highly recommended. Other factors which may enhance a candidate’s application include: teaching experience, overseas experience, additional languages studied, and a clear statement of purpose for entering the program.
1. Application with admissions statement (500-700 words) at www.twu.ca/graduate/apply.html
2. Final official transcripts directly from your university or college. GPA should be at least 3.0.
3. Two references (one professional and one academic)
For both online and residential, priority application deadline is March 1.
Apply here for the MA TESOL program. Initial admitting will be completed by March 15. Please note: late applicants will be considered on a space-available basis.
Apply for financial aid and scholarships by February 28. Two Dean’s Award entry scholarships of $5,000 are available for both online and resident programs. Additional financial aid is also available.
Program Entry Dates
There is only one entry point into each program.
Online: July 2, 2013 - Mandatory orientation begins June 24, 2013
Resident: September 9, 2013 - Mandatory orientation begins September 2, 2013
Note: In special circumstances, part-time or special admission may be awarded at other times during the academic year.
Students must take at least 24 of the 36 required semester hours of course work at Trinity Western University. To be eligible for transfer credit, students must have completed related courses at the graduate level at other accredited universities with a grade of at least B.
Fee and Payment Information
For current information regarding program fees, see The Office of the Registrar.
Information for Non-Native English Language Speakers
All applicants who do not have English as their native or primary language must submit an IELTS score of 7.5 on all bands or an iBT score of 105. A score of 80 from CAEL will also be accepted. The MA TESOL program requires a high level of English language skill. Students who do not have the requisite English skill may be required to enroll in pre-academic English prior to being accepted into the regular program.
For more International student information, check out: www.twu.ca/graduate/international-applicants.html