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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Master of Education

  • $1,000 scholarships for new 100% online students
  • Ranked 22nd in the Nation for Online Graduate Education Programs
  • NCATE Accredited Institution Since 1954

The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 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.

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. 

Award Winning Education

U.S. News & World Reports Ranking for Best in Online Graduate Education

Ranked 22nd in the Nation for Online Graduate Education Programs

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