M.A. Program Formats

The Intercultural Studies Department at Wheaton has developed the following M.A. program formats to meet the diverse needs of our TESOL students:


TESOL Program Options

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies provides teachers with a solid foundation in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Designed for both novice and experienced English language teachers, this program equips students with a deeper level of knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at Wheaton College offers multiple options for students to complete the program. You can tailor your training to your goals for the future.  

  • Residential M.A. in Intercultural Studies & TESO: this graduate degree format is for those who want to study full-time at Wheaton College. Those that complete the residential track usually finish the graduate program in 1.5-2 years.
  • Accelerated M.A. in Intercultural Studies & TESOL: this graduate degree format is available for current Wheaton College undergraduates. They can earn a graduate degree in addition to their bachelor’s degree at Wheaton!
  • Summers-Only Format: this program format is for those that are K-12 teachers or are working full-time in the U.S. and abroad who can earn the graduate degree during the summers (June-July) in three years.     
  • English Language Institute/China (ELIC) Partnership Program: this program format is for those that are teachers in the English Language Institute of China (ELIC) organization in which they can earn the graduate degree in three years in Asia and Wheaton.




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