You are on page 1of 5

MASTER OF ARTS

IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
A complete application consists of the following: Admissions decisions will be made when
applications are complete; all documents
□ $35.00 non-refundable application fee are due by March 15th in the
□ completed “Application for Admission”
□ two reference assessments Professional & Graduate Studies Office
□ ALL official college transcripts Greensboro College
□ official scores from TOEFL, GRE, or MAT 815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Personal: Demographic Data:


□ Male □ Female
Social Security Number ____________________________
□ Asian or Pacific Islander
Full Name ________________________________________
□ Hispanic
□ Native American or Alaskan Native
Mailing Address ___________________________________
□ Caucasian (White)
Street
_________________________________________________ □ Afro-American (Black, non-Hispanic)
City State Zip □ Other _____________________________________
County (if USA) ____________________________________
Birth Date ________________________________________ Religious Affiliation/Preference
____________________________________________
□ U.S. Citizen
□ Foreign Citizen, permanent U.S. resident
The information requested above is optional; however,
□ Foreign Citizen, non-immigrant Greensboro College is required by the U.S. Department
of Education to report this information. The data is not
Country of Citizenship if other than US used in the admission decision in any way.
_________________________________________________

Type of visa held __________________________________ Have you ever had a court conviction of any
(Please include copy of visa and all documentation with application.) kind other than minor traffic violations?
□ yes □ no
I am applying for: Spring ____ Summer ____ Fall ____
Home Telephone __________________________________ Have you ever been placed on probation,
suspended, or expelled from any educational
Occupation _______________________________________ institution? □ yes □ no
Place of Employment _______________________________
If you answered “yes” to either or both of the
Daytime/Work Telephone ___________________________ last two questions, please give a full
E-mail Address ____________________________________ explanation on a separate piece of paper.
Does your employer offer tuition reimbursement? □ yes □ no
Are you a veteran? □ yes □ no
If yes, do you plan to apply for veteran’s benefits? □ yes □ no
Educational Data
List all colleges and universities attended. Attach a separate piece of paper, if necessary. Official
transcripts from each institution must be sent directly to the Office of Adult Education. If the institution(s)
you attended previously are not in the United States, you must provide us with an original, official, external
evaluation of your transcript from W.E.S. (`1-800-937-3895/www.wes.org) or another agency accredited by
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

College/University State or Country Dates Attended Degree Granted

Language(s) Spoken Degree of Fluency


1.
2.
3.

Nationally Recognized Aptitude Measures


Applicants are required to submit an official test score from one of the following tests. If your first language
is not English, you are required to take the TOEFL exam. Please indicate which exam taken; if not yet taken,
date exam scheduled ____________________________ GRE MAT TOEFL

Teachers: Are you currently employed in a school system? □ Yes □ No

School System ______________________________________________________________________


School ____________________________________ Grade Level __________ Subject(s) ___________
Principal _______________________________________ Mentor ______________________________
Are you employed as _____ lateral entry licensure _____ emergency licensure _____ substitute
_____ VIF _____ fully licensed List licensure areas ___________________________________

Past Work/Military Experience: Please list any work/military experience beginning with current or
most recent position. Completion of this section is required, and you are encouraged to attach a resume.

Company/Organization _________________________________________Position ______________


Location _________________________________ Dates of Employment ______________________
Company/Organization _________________________________________Position _______________
Location _________________________________ Dates of Employment _______________________
Essays: Both are required. (See topics below)

ESSAY ONE: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In one or two pages, please respond to the following questions:

1. Why are you are applying for the M.A. in T.E.S.O.L.?


2. What do you wish to accomplish in your course of study?
3. What do you have to offer the program and its other participants?
4. How do you see yourself functioning in fast paced, accelerated summer coursework?

ESSAY TWO: COMMENTARY ON THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION

In one to two pages, please discuss what you see as the particular problems concerning:

(a) teachers of English as a second or subsequent language, and


(b) learners of English as a second or subsequent language.

You may wish to address legal, social, cultural, linguistic, familial, and/or cognitive issues.

Reference Assessment: (See inside) Two letters of reference are required. These should come from
principals, department heads, or others who know your ability to do graduate-level work. VIF applicants
must include one from their principal or mentor.

If accepted for admission to the Graduate Program at Greensboro College, I agree to abide by the provisions
of the Greensboro College Academic Honor Code and Student Conduct Code. In addition, I affirm that all
information submitted on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand
that falsification of any information may result in cancellation of my acceptance and/or dismissal from the
College.

Signature ____________________________________________ Date _____________________

Greensboro College admits students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and
activities that are made available to all students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of any handicaps, sex, race,
color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs,
athletic, and other school administered programs.
MASTER OF ARTS
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
REFERENCE ASSESSMENT

To the applicant: Fill out the top of this form. Give the form with a stamped, addressed envelope to the
reference.

Name of applicant _______________________________________________________________________


I waive my right to view this completed form. □ Yes □ No
Signature of applicant _____________________________________________________________________

****************************************************************************
To the reference: Please discuss this applicant’s (1) ability to do graduate-level work, (2) ability to work
independently as well as with a group, (3) motivation, (4) written and oral skills in English, and (5) social skills. Use
additional pages if necessary.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature Date
Printed Name _________________________________________________________________________________
In what capacity and how long have you been acquainted with the applicant? ____________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Please return to: Greensboro College, Office of Adult Education, 815 W. Market St.,
Greensboro, NC 27401
MASTER OF ARTS
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
REFERENCE ASSESSMENT

To the applicant: Fill out the top of this form. Give the form with a stamped, addressed envelope to the
reference.

Name of applicant _______________________________________________________________________


I waive my right to view this completed form. □ Yes □ No
Signature of applicant_____________________________________________________________________

*************************************************************************
To the reference: Please discuss this applicant’s (1) ability to do graduate-level work, (2) ability to work
independently as well as with a group, (3) motivation, (4) written and oral skills in English, and (5) social skills. Use
additional pages if necessary.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature Date
Printed Name _________________________________________________________________________________
In what capacity and how long have you been acquainted with the applicant? ____________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Please return to: Greensboro College, Office of Adult Education, 815 W. Market St.,
Greensboro, NC 27401