SIT Graduate Institute prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world, and is the oldest program of its kind. SIT offers the unique opportunity to earn an international education degree from an institution that also provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. Students gain valuable access to the highly regarded SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living, both administered from the SIT/World Learning campus. Through SIT’s experiential learning model, students develop expertise in advising, exchange management, community education, and volunteer program management. Students may also take courses in SIT’s other degree programs to gain skills in language teaching administration, sustainable development, conflict transformation, and other areas. The program combines faculty instruction with personal practice, analysis, and experience.
SIT’s online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to meet the career goals of current teachers seeking a master’s degree in EFL, ESL, ELT, TESL, or TESOL. The program offers SIT’s highly regarded TESOL graduate education — grounded in collaborative, cohort-based experiential learning, and reflective practice — through a remote format. Students complete the majority of coursework online while staying in their current jobs and communities, and come to the Vermont campus for three weeks each summer for intensive face-to-face sessions.
SIT’s master’s in development in Washington, DC, is designed to significantly advance students’ leadership capacity, practical skills, and networking channels, particularly within the areas of sustainability, social justice, and entrepreneurship. Students earn their degree in just one year while benefiting from the resources available through SIT’s parent organization, World Learning—a global nonprofit— and the broader marketplace of development organizations headquartered in the US capital. The program is designed for professionals from across the globe with some relevant work experience.