Master's Program - Program Features

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.), Concentration in TESOL is designed primarily for individuals who are presently teaching English to speakers of Japanese or other languages. It is a program of graduate coursework dealing with both the practical techniques of teaching English as a second or foreign language and the theoretical background relevant to such teaching. TUJ has offered a master's degree in TESOL since 1982, and approximately 1,550 master's degrees and over 150 doctoral degrees have been granted at TUJ since then.

The M.S.Ed. Program in Philadelphia and Japan

Both the TESOL Program in Japan and the one at Main Campus are Graduate College of Education programs. Students in both programs receive their diplomas from Temple University, a fully accredited and internationally recognized school of education.

The M.S.Ed. degrees offered at TUJ are designated by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Enthusiastic Faculty and Motivated Students

You will work with internationally respected faculty and will study with fellow graduate students who are motivated, experienced professionals, and serious about their careers.

After graduation, you will become a part of the well-established alumni network of TUJ, Temple University in Philadelphia, and the TESOL community in Japan and the rest of the world.

Flexible Program and Schedule

A flexible entry policy allows you to start the M.S.Ed. program three times a year (January, May or September) and to take up to nine credits before matriculating. The credits you earn before matriculating can be carried over towards your master's degree once you are admitted to the degree program.

A flexible program for completion allows you to finish the M.S.Ed. degree in one to four years. Classes are offered on weekday evenings and on weekends at accessible locations in central Tokyo and Osaka. This allows you to work and study at the same time.

Distinguished Lecturer Series

You have the opportunity to attend nine special lectures every year in the Distinguished Lecturer Series, which brings international experts in all aspects of TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition to TUJ.

These lectures are designed to enhance students' knowledge of current pedagogical practices and to develop their ability to conduct high-quality educational research.