SIT’s online International Education program offers working professionals a flexible and customized path to a Master of Arts. The online program features the same faculty and curriculum as the on-campus program. The difference is the format – students already in the field can update skills and knowledge to keep up with trends in international curricula, program design, and transnational regulations without having to leave their jobs or home communities. Coursework provides a comprehensive background in the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of international education programs. During the online portion of the program, students can study and complete assignments whenever they choose. This is combined with limited face-to-face interactions and residential coursework, reflective practice, and a final capstone paper and presentation, for a total of 36 credits.
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.