Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

For almost 60 years, Saint Michael's MATESOL program has been recognized locally and internationally as a premier learning environment for prospective teachers.

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For almost 60 years, Saint Michael’s MATESOL program has been recognized locally and internationally as a premier learning environment for prospective teachers. With a number of programs available, all at an affordable cost, studying at St. Mike’s means you will experience a supportive and close-knit community. From a Master’s Degree to TESOL Certificate Programs to ELL Endorsement, Saint Michael’s has you covered! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the list of amazing programs.

Coming together on a beautiful campus in Vermont, our faculty and students are from all over the world. During your time in the classroom, you will discuss TESOL theory and apply what you’ve learned, before implementing your skills in schools nationally or internationally.

If you have already completed TESOL courses from an approved program, you may be able to transfer up to 9 credits to our Master’s Degree. TESOL graduates from certain approved certificate programs, such as our own campus’ Summer TESOL Certificate, CELTA, Via Lingua, and Sookmyung University, may be eligible for advanced standing of 6 credits according to our articulation agreements.

For more information or to schedule a campus visit, contact us at tesol@smcvt.edu or 802.654.2301. To connect with our international community, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the MATESOL graduate programs. 

MATESOL On Campus (36 credits) – Complete all of your classes for your Master’s degree on our beautiful SMC campus.

MATESOL OnLine + OnCampus (36 credits) – Complete your Master’s degree on-line and on campus.

4+1 MATESOL (36 Credits) – Receive your MATESOL in ONE year after completing your undergraduate studies at SMC.

MATESOL Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows (27 credits) – Put your Peace Corps experience towards your Master’s degree.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL (24 credits) – Explore TESOL and earn a graduate certificate.

MATESOL Pathway Program – Prepare for the MATESOL program with academic and language support.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the ELL licensure and endorsement programs. 

MATESOL + PK-12 Licensure (46 credits) – Earn your Master’s Degree and recommendation for your initial ELL VT state teaching license.

MATESOL + PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (36 credits) – Earn your public school ELL endorsement while completing the Master’s program.

PK-12 ELL Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (18 credits) – Receive an additional endorsement on your teaching license.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Summer TESOL Certificate Program. 

Summer TESOL Certificate Program (formerly Diploma Program) – Intensive four-week coursework designed to prepare you for teaching English to non-native speakers abroad or in in the U.S.

Please click on the links below to learn more about our faculty. 

Mahmoud T. Arani, Ph.D.
B.A., Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, M.Ed.
B.A., University of Trier, Germany; M.Ed., University of Missouri; M.A., University of Mainz, Germany; M.B.A., University of Vermont

Sean Dailey, M.A.
B.A., Saint Michael’s College; MATESOL, Saint Michael’s College

Daniel W. Evans, Ph.D.
B.J., University of Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Richard Gamache, M.Ed.
B.A., M.Ed., Saint Michael’s College

Christina Mager, M.A.
B.S., Saint Michael’s College; MATESOL, Saint Michael’s College

Jonah Moos, M.A.
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; T.E.F.L. M.A., American University in Cairo

Benjamin White, Ph.D.
A.B., University of Miami; M.A., UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Please click on the link below to see upcoming graduate TESOL course schedules. 

TESOL Course Schedules

Additional resources and forms can be found by clicking on this link to the Graduate Student Resources page.

Qufu Normal University

Saint Michael’s College Applied Linguistics Department and Qufu Normal University have an agreement where students from the Chinese campus can earn dual Master Degrees for English Language Teaching. Students from Qufu Normal University complete 18 credits of course work at SMC and 18 credits of course work at Qufu Normal University. Upon successful completion of 36 credits, the students will be awarded a Master Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from SMC and a Master Degree in English Language Teaching from Qufu Normal University.

Shandong Normal University Dual Master Degrees

Saint Michael’s College Applied Linguistics Department and Shandong Normal University have entered an agreement where students from the Chinese campus can earn dual Master Degrees for English Language Teaching. Students from Shandong Normal University complete 18 credits of course work at SMC and 18 credits of course work at Qufu Normal University. Upon successful completion of 36 credits, the students will be awarded a Master Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from SMC and a Master Degree in English Language Teaching from Shandong Normal University.