Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Admission & Application Requirements

    Deadlines

    Applications are often accepted after the deadlines posted below when space is available. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office if you have questions.

    • Summer: April 15 (flexible)
    • Fall: April 15 (flexible)
    • Spring: November 15 (flexible)

  • Admission Requirements Instructions
    1. Online graduate application
     

    Submit the Graduate Online Application.

    1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications
     

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
    • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     
    1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
     

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department. 

    1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for full admission; 2.75 GPA for provisional admission
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

    1. Essay
     

    Prepare an essay stating (a) your professional experience and (b) your future goals. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Teaching English as a Second Language Application Form
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Continue” to access the extended program application and fill in all information. Be sure to “Submit Application” when you have completed all aspects.
     
    Admission Requirement Instructions
    1. Online graduate application
     

    Submit the Graduate Online Application.

    1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications
     

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
    • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     
    1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
     

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department. 

    1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for full admission; 2.75 GPA for provisional admission
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department. 

    1. Study of second foreign language- completed either before or after admission to program
     
     
    1. Teaching English as a Second Language Application Form
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Continue” to access the extended program application and fill in all information. Be sure to “Submit Application” when you have completed all aspects.
     
    1. Essay
     

    Prepare an essay stating (a) your professional experience and (b) your future goals. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Writing Sample
     

    Submit a 2-3 page writing sample of an argumentative, persuasive, or informative paper in English that you have written for an academic course or prepare such a writing sample if you do not already have a paper to submit. The sample should highlight your ability to write in an academic, professional style in English. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.