Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Langauges (TESOL)
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job prospects for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is expected to be favorable due to the growing populations of immigrants, refugees and migrants to the United States.
Future projections of growth in the ELL / ESL population are high, and many areas in the nation are already experiencing significant shortages of qualified TESOL teachers. In the next 20 years, we can expect over 40% of our nation's K-12 student population to be comprised of ELL / ESL students.
ELL, ESL or TESOL Teaching Certification & Licensing Guidelines by State
Teacher licensure is notrequired for admission into the program, but completion of UND's ELL Education program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.
If you plan to teach, please check with your state's teacher licensing board to verify if UND's online Master of Education in English Language Learner Education program will meet your state's requirements for an endorsement or credential in ELL, ESL, or TESOL teaching.