Contact us today for more information about the TASAL program:

M.A. TESL 
Steve Chandler, PhD
chandler@uidaho.edu  

TESL Minor
Caroline Payant, PhD 
cpayant@uidaho.edu  

Contact & Location

Moscow

Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax
englishdept@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho
83844-1102

Applying to the TESL Program

Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized accrediting association 
  • Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits) or an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher 
  • Have maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average in subsequent academic work, if any 
  • A TOEFL score (or equivalent English test) of at least 560 (paper test) or 83* (internet test) for non-English speaking students who have not graduated from an English-speaking institution 
  • The GRE is not required for the M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language program

*Students who have successfully completed level 6 at the American Language and Culture Program (or equivalent program) and have not achieved the minimum TOEFL score of 83 will be required to take an English course at the University of Idaho as specified by the director of the MA TESL program.



Application Materials: 
  1. Graduate Admissions online application 
  2. Three confidential letters of recommendation, preferably from professors who can speak to your aptitude for graduate study in the English M.A. program. Recommenders should send letters directly to the College of Graduate Studies at the address below. There is no departmental form for recommendations. Letterhead is preferable; if letters do not come directly from the references themselves, recommendations should be signed, by the reference writer, across the envelope flap. If you are seeking a teaching assistantship, letters should also speak of your potential as a teacher of college writing. 
  3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses completed at each college or university you have attended. 
  4. A Statement of Career Objectives, not more than two double-spaced pages, including your desires and goals for the program you wish to enter. 
  5. One to two-page Curriculum Vitae/Resume 
  6. A writing sample of an analytical essay of 8-20 pages, preferably a paper for a course and preferably with the instructor's comments on it.

Send materials to:
Graduate Admissions Office
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019