M.A. in Teaching ESL


The San Germán Campus of Inter American University of Puerto Rico offers a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). The purpose of this program is to prepare professionals in TESL and bilingual education. It provides training in theoretical and applied linguistics with special emphasis on teaching in a bilingual environment. Courses are scheduled during our regular Fall and Spring semesters, and during our intensive Summer semester.

Our dedicated faculty members provide students not only with a strong background in theoretical and applied linguistics but we also promote and mentor our students to explore their research interests. Students can participate in our Teaching Assistanship program if they have good academic standing.

Inter American University is the largest private university in Puerto Rico. At the present time, about 25 percent of all the island’s college students and 40% of the students who go to the island’s private colleges attend Inter American University. There are 11 campuses and two professional schools, the School of Optometry and the School of Law. Presently there are approximately 5,680 students studying at the San Germán campus, 920 of which are graduate students. IAU of PR is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The programs of the university are also accredited by the Council on Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and are approved by the Federal Veterans Administration and by the Commonwealth’s Department of Education which certifies teachers for the public school system of Puerto Rico.