ESL degree designed for busy adults

Online Master of Arts in TESOL

MA in TESOL Online

Masters in TESOL Overview

  • Ranked #14 Best Online College for ESL Teaching Degrees*
  • 100% online ESL degree designed for busy adults
  • Two tracks: K-12, Adolescent and Adult Education
  • Get started quickly with no GRE/GMAT required
  • Affordable tuition with financial aid available for those who qualify
  • For both U.S. teachers and professionals who want to teach in foreign countries

I am better prepared to make decisions related to curriculum, teacher training, and professional development as a result of my studies. In addition, the knowledge I gained through coursework offered me experience that allows me to relate with what instructors in our IEP are experiencing in their classrooms. – Tina Wooldridge, MATESOL graduate

For more information, download a program guide or call 1.844.621.0900.

Masters in TESOL Tracks

K-12 track for certified teachers –

  • Will qualify you to better serve ESL students in your classroom or to become the ESL specialist in your building.
  • Meets the requirements for the ESL Endorsement**

Adolescent and Adult Education track for professionals-

  • For students with a bachelor’s degree of any major.
  • Teach in Intensive English programs, community college English Language programs, or community-based ESL programs for adults and ministry-based settings in the United States.
  • Travel and teach English at the middle and high school level, at after-school English language programs, and at international colleges.

Masters in TESOL Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • TSL500 Linguistics for Teachers of English (3)
  • TSL501 Cross Cultural Competence in Communication (3)
  • TSL505 Assessment & Evaluation of Language Minority Students & Programs (3)

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program guide or call 1.844.621.0900.

*Ranked by SR Education Group, 2018
**Students taking the MATESOL K-12 Track can apply for the ESL Endorsement from the Michigan Department of Education after completing the 24 credit hours of CORE courses for the endorsement and passing the MTTC Test (NS).


About SAU Online

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