Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Education

Available: Online

The Master of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language. The program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research-based best practices for teaching English language learners. In addition to receiving the M.Ed., our graduates earn a certificate in Second Language Instruction from Sam Houston State University.

This 30-hour online degree program is nationally accredited and addresses standards of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This program is designed for ESL/EFL professionals who teach at a variety of levels—from the young child through the adult learner.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Articulate theories, processes, and principles of second language acquisition and second language literacy acquisition
  • Examine the linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, and psychological foundations of language and literacy
  • Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of language and literacy for English language learners
  • Evaluate informal and formal assessments for English language learners
  • Engage in reflective analysis of personal beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy in which diversity is an explicit part of the curriculum Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of English language learners
  • Conduct research in second language learning and teaching

Program Breakdown

  • Catalog Entry: Master of Education (MEd)
  • Length: 30 Credit Hours
  • Enrollment: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Costs: Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours)$5,862.00

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in TESOL must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2019
30 hours
5,862 USD
Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours)
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