Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
WHY A HYBRID MASTERS IN LANGUAGE, CULTURE, and IDENTITY?
Drawing on more than 50 years of visionary experiential learning, this award-winning in-person and online master’s degree is recognized by the US State Department as one of the top TESOL programs in the nation. Through brief yet intensive summer residencies and immersive online coursework, attain professional expertise teaching English to speakers of other languages to rapidly advance your career and change the landscape of language education.
Your program will begin with an online class that is designed to help you build your learning community, think deeply about teaching and learning, deepen active listening skills, and develop goals for your learning in the context of majors shifts in the field including multimodal literacies, translanguaging, and plurilingualism.
Over the summer, you will travel to SIT’s beautiful Vermont campus for a three-week residency where you will meet your faculty advisors, continue coursework, network with other students, and further develop a learning community with peers who work as teachers around the world.
For the remainder of the summer and into the following spring, you will continue your experiential online studies in close collaboration with your cohort, completing 10 to 15 hours of coursework a week.
Throughout your studies you will apply what you have learned directly to your teaching context. During this time, your SIT faculty mentor will make an in-person visit to your place of work to observe your teaching and engage you in a process of reflection on and learning from your practice.
During your second summer, you will return to SIT’s campus for more coursework, to reconvene with your cohort, and co-organize a language learning conference.
During the second year you will pursue a specialization of your choice – teacher training, plurilingual pedagogy, or teaching refugees and displaced persons – and you will complete an independent professional project.
Since its inception in 1969, the SIT master’s program in TESOL has prepared countless graduates for highly successful careers across the globe, teaching English to people of all backgrounds at every age level and producing dozens of fellows sent by the US State Department to embassies abroad.