Academic Regalia for TESOL

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by TESOLer12, Oct 9, 2015.

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  1. TESOLer12

    TESOLer12 New Member

    I am in a TESOL MA program. 2-3 years ago my university gave white hoods at graduation when the lead professor had a degree in applied linguistics. Now the new lead professor has a doctorate in language education and they give light blue hoods. Most similar programs give white hoods at graduation. Should I really be getting a white hood? Does this have to do with the degree of the lead professor?
     
  2. novadar

    novadar Member

    The color of the lining of the hood for a Masters Degree should be solely determined by the Field itself. White is for Arts, Light Blue is for Education. I have never heard of Linguistics being in any other department than Education. You should have a Light Blue Hood.

    Academic Regalia Hood Colors List, Official, Degree, Chart, Inter-Collegiate
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Agreed, I'd expect someone whose highest or most recent degree was in TESOL to wear a light blue hood.
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I laughed when I saw this. I never knew there was a universal system. I guess I just thought each school had it's own color coding.
     
  5. hc80amh

    hc80amh New Member

    There is a list of standardised colours (colors!) for American universities. Some other countries seem to have similar systems, but in some places, it does vary from university to university. For example, I have two degrees from South African universities, both in the Faculty of Science, and for one the colour is yellow and the other it is green.
     

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