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Admission Requirements

  • Completion of general admission requirements, as stipulated by CSUSB Division of Graduate Studies at Steps to Apply.

  • Completion of B.A or B. S. degree from an accredited four-year college or university

  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5

  • One-page Statement of Purpose:

    • Introduce yourself, your interests, and motivations for TESOL

    • Describe your professional goals as they relate to the TESOL program

    • Explain why you are interested in the CSUSB TESOL program and what you can bring to the table

  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation                                                                                                                                                                       
  • International students for whom English is not their first language, please check with the International Admissions Office in the College of Extended and Global Education at Graduate Student.                                                    
  • GRE not required

Degree Requirements


  • EESL 5300. Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (4) (may be taken as a part of the program of study)

Degree Requirements (30 semester units)


  • EESL 5050: Graduate Writing for TESOL (3 units)
  • EESL 5200: Language Studies for Educators (3 units)
  • EESL 5300: Technology-Enhanced Language (3 units)
  • EESL 6300: Crosscultural Teaching (3 units)
  • EESL 5500: Listening/Speaking in TESOL (3 units)
  • EESL 6400: Literacy for TESOL (3 units)
  • EESL 6600: Structure/Function in English (3 units)
  • EESL 6700: Principles and Practice in TESOL (3 units)
  • EESL 6800: Research in TESOL (3 units)
  • EESL 6900: Fieldwork in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 units)
  • EESL 6980: Comprehensive Examination (0)


  • Native speakers of English must take 2 semesters or 3 quarters of ANY foreign language (this can be certified from the undergraduate transcript) before graduation
  • Non-native speakers of English must take the above (foreign language other than English) OR COMM 120 (Oral Communication) before graduation