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Special Programs

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies has teamed up with two of the largest teaching organizations to train educators around the world.

M.A. in TESOL Affiliates

Through an agreement with the English Language Institute of China (ELIC) and TeachBeyond, the M.A. in TESOL is able to provide professional TESOL training at a more affordable option.

English Language Institute of China (ELIC)

Through a cooperative arrangement between English Language Institute/China (ELIC) and Wheaton College Graduate School, students accepted by both ELIC and Wheaton will pay approximately 2/3 of normal on-campus tuition rates. Intensive Classes are conducted every summer for 3 or 4 weeks and every winter for 2 weeks. Advance work, including reading, research, projects, is required for all intensive courses.

Visit  ELIC and TESOL Partnership Program to learn more about the tuition benefits and professional development opportunities available for current ELIC teachers.


The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies and the TESOL certificate, which includes endorsements in ESL and bilingual education, provide an affordable opportunity for TeachBeyond staff and international workers to access TESOL training.

Visit TeachBeyond Affiliation Agreementto explore the reduced tuition rate and course schedule for current TeachBeyond staff members.

TESOL Faculty

Information on the TESOL faculty including Dr. Seaman, Dr. Pierson, Professor Vroom, and Dr. Barger.