TESOL Programs

The Murray State University programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, part of the Department of English and Philosophy and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, include options at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, students in Kentucky’s public schools speak approximately 100 different native languages. TESOL is a fast-growing field, and the need for teachers is critical.


Check out this cool and informative Roundabout U program about Murray State's TESOL programs, featuring a graduate teaching in Tiawan.


Dr. Latricia Trites

TESOL Programs Director

7C-7 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


Dr. Juyoung Song

Coordinator, Undergraduate TESOL Programs

7B-3 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


Associated Faculty

 Latricia Trites Latricia Trites
Professor of TESOL and English
Director, TESOL Programs

 Mike Morgan Michael Morgan
Associate Professor of English
 Ho Ryong Park Ho Ryong Park
Assistant Professor of TESOL
 Juyoung Song Juyoung Song
Assistant Professor of English
 M. Sue Sroda Murray State University

M. Sue Sroda
Associate Professor of English

 Saihua Xia

Saihua Xia
Associate Professor of English