Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master of Education

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Build a strong foundation in strategies to help English Language Learners excel in the classroom

The demand for effective educators who can help students with varying language abilities is increasing. Teachers who can support the needs of English Language Learners will continue to be highly sought after, both in the U.S. and abroad.

About This Degree

Our online master’s in TESOL will prepare you with knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Foundational ESOL
  • Literacy
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Legislation
  • Quantitative & qualitative research in educational settings
  • Methods for creating, adapting, and using tools to assess language proficiency of English language learners
  • Issues of language and culture relevant to instruct English language learners
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Approaches to language in context
  • Language uses, dialect and accent, language change, and language endangerment
  • Fundamental areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition)
  • Developing awareness and an understanding of different cultures

Our professors embed their professional experiences into the curriculum, and with the program’s challenging course work, you’ll learn how to use concepts and strategies in real situations.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 36

Est. Program Length: 18–24 months 

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Career Ideas

With our online master’s in TESOL, you’ll be prepared to teach English as a second language in a variety of educational settings. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Adult Language Instructor
  • TESOL/ESOL Program Director