Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.Ed.)
Teach English to speakers of other languages in the United States and around the world.
The growing number of people who speak English as an additional language and the increasing global usage of English have created a demand for English language teachers. Through online courses and 90 hours of practicum experience you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English language learners. Teach English in K-12 settings, intensive English programs, community adult programs or abroad.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2+ years
- Credit hours:
Why Study TESOL at UND?
Learn from highly qualified faculty with doctoral degrees and extensive experience in teaching English as a second language to immigrants, refugees and Native Americans in the United States and to children and adults overseas.
- 100% online (asynchronous) master's degree program enables you to complete all of your coursework online at the time of day and place of your choice. You are not required to come to campus at any time.
- Lower tuition costs than comparable online TESOL graduate programs.
Through online classrooms, you'll study coursework, complete exams, listen to lectures, and interact with fellow students. You can focus on general English Language Learners (ELL) or specialize in rural ELL/English as a Second Language (ESL) education. UND also hosts an optional live seminar related to TESOL each semester, either on the UND campus or in conjunction with a TESOL conference in the region. UND encourages, but does not require, all students to participate in these opportunities.
Best Online Master's in English Language Learning Programs
UND consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Through intensive coursework and a practicum, graduates emerge with the knowledge to apply new teaching methods in K-12 classrooms and community adult programs.
Accredited by CAEP
Develop skills for teaching success to those whose first language isn't English with 90-hours of practicum experience.
Design and implement instruction that integrates English language development with academic learning.
Apply knowledge of linguistics and second language acquisition to instruction and assessment.
Address the needs of ELL/ESL students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
ELL / ESL is a thriving field, and a master’s degree in English language learning will allow you to engage with your students in productive ways.
The master's degree provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to teach bilingual education, adult TESOL education and English abroad. You may teach at a public or private school, community college or community-based organization.
As a graduate, you'll be eligible for the North Dakota ELL teacher endorsement and may completely or partially fulfill ELL, ESL or TESOL endorsement requirements in other states.
Your proficiency will include understanding the complex linguistic, educational and cultural variables involved in teaching English language learners.
You'll be helping meet the growing need for ELL, ESL and TESOL educators, especially in rural areas. In addition, you'll become a collaborator, leader and advocate for ELL / ESL populations in schools and society.