Study TESOL in Vermont at Saint Michael's

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

For over 50 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.

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 around the world.

If you already have graduate TESOL courses completed from an approved program, you may be able to transfer up to 6 credits to our Masters. TESOL graduates from certain approved certificate programs, such as our own campus' Summer TESOL/TEFL Certificate, CELTA, Via Lingua, and Sookmyung University, may be eligible for advance standing according to our articulation agreements.

For more information or to schedule a campus visit,  contact us at or 802.654.2301. To connect with our international community, please like our Facebook page.

St. Mike's MATESOL Speakers from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony.

MATESOL (36 credits) - Four semesters on campus.

MATESOL: OnLine + OnCampus (36 credits) - Two summers on campus; fall and spring online; graduate within 14 months.

MATESOL Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows (27 credits) - For returning Peace Corps volunteers.

MATESOL + PK-12 Licensure (46 credits) - This initial licensure program is run jointly with the Graduate Education Department.

MATESOL + PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (36 credits) - Earn your public school ELL certification within the Master's program.

PK-12 ELL Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (18 credits)

Graduate Certificate in TESOL (24 credits) - A solid grounding in TESOL for students who do not want to commit to the full Master's program at this time.

MATESOL Pathway Program - provides language preparation for students with high-intermediate to advanced English proficiency who are conditionally admitted to the Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program.

Summer TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program - A lively four-week summer program to get you on your teaching feet and into the field. Earn four credits towards your undergraduate degree at Saint Michael's, and/or gain two courses of advance standing toward the Saint Michael's MATESOL degree (on successful completion of the program and a capstone project).

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

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

Raichle Farrelly, Ph.D.
M.A., Linguistics, University of Utah; Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Utah

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

M. Elizabeth O'Dowd, Ph.D.
B.A., Lancaster University, England; M.A., New Mexico State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

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

We are proud to be able to offer several placements for the Practicum II experience. Here at SMC, we have several Intensive English Program courses that are open to students. These courses target the various language skills and subskills and many of them take a content-based instruction approach, which makes for engaging, relevant content around which our students can develop lessons.

Within our local community, Vermont Adult Learning is very excited to host our Practicum II students. In this setting, our students can co-teach with local teachers or assume responsibility for the design and delivery of entire courses that immediately target the needs of our adult, refugee background neighbors.

Overseas Teaching Practicum

We have been building partnerships with programs overseas. Students who are interested in completing their Practicum II abroad, while completing coursework online, have had the option of doing so in Morocco, Costa Rica, or Japan to name a few. Compensation packages (i.e., costs covered by host institutions) vary depending on the capacity of each partner to cover various expenses. We continually seek partners abroad, so our options will grow to meet the needs of both our MA TESOL students and our international colleagues. 

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For questions about the TESOL Graduate Programs, inquire online or contact:

Administrative Assistant, MATESOL

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