Masters Programs in TESOL

Compare 11 Masters Programs in TESOL

TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a challenging, yet highly rewarding career path, which is especially appropriate for professionals with a high degree of intercultural competence and an interest in working with people from all around the world. Opening doors for teaching both at public and private institutions in countries all over the world, Masters in TESOL graduates are also qualified for administrative positions in language schools, such as supervisory roles or even as the Director of Studies.

Masters in TESOL programs are offered both full time and part time, with programs generally lasting about two years. In addition to an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's) universities and institutions offering Masters in TESOL programs sometimes require applicants to have some teaching experience. Some Masters in TESOL programs are even offered online to make simultaneous study and work possible for teachers. Assessments for Masters in TESOL programs are based mostly on written assignments, though some programs also require students to demonstrate their practical skills in a real classroom.

If you have a Bachelor's degree and a strong interest in teaching English as a second language, then a Masters in TESOL could be right for you. Scroll down to read more today!

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Master of TESOL

Plymouth State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Plymouth

The Master of Education (MEd) in Language Education program brings students up to date on the latest practices, programs, and changes in education laws. [+]

The Master of Education (MEd) in Language Education program brings students up to date on the latest practices, programs, and changes in education laws.

There is a growing need within New Hampshire and throughout the country for trained language teachers. The New Hampshire Department of Education lists TESOL as a critical shortage area.

The program offers the following concentrations:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education, K-12 Certification Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education (non-certification) TESOL Education K-12 Certification

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education K-12 Certification concentration prepares students to teach English language learners of all ages and abilities in the United States and overseas. Students who complete the program meet the requirements for the New Hampshire Department of Education license to teach K-12 English language learners.... [-]


The Teaching of English as a Foreign/International Language Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Greece Patras

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt English Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of English as a foreign and as an international lingua franca by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labour market. [+]

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt English Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of English as a foreign and as an international lingua franca by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labour market.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Master’s program, students will be expected to be able to:

analyze, perform and communicate teacher level research related to English language teaching; comprehend and demonstrate specialized language teaching knowledge and skills in the language skills and elements by: Examining, selecting, and using methods conducive to effective learning of particular language skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) and elements (Culture, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation) and by examining, evaluating, and creating materials to support effective language teaching and learning; critically analyzing research in language acquisition and teaching, and applying it to classroom contexts; design, develop and evaluate curricula and materials for English language teaching; create, analyze and interpret effective measures of language ability of their students; locate and select appropriate teaching resources to use computer technology to assist their learners’ needs; comprehend and apply the principles of English for specific purposes instruction relative to the linguistic background and work environment of their students; demonstrate an understanding of intercultural approaches in language teaching; identify, design and employ recognized principles of effective English language teacher development and training program operation. ... [-]

Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts. [+]

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts.

Candidates are prepared to work effectively in adult education settings, such as community colleges, universities, adult education centers, and language academies in the United States and abroad.... [-]


MEd in Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Northern Arizona University
Campus or Online Part time August 2018 USA Flagstaff

Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. [+]

Curricular Requirements for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for developing ESL skills across reading, writing and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the oral language and literacy skills of all students.... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions, and those who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, and language for specific purposes. [+]

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level.

Career options include teacher of English as a second language in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements), manager in the TESOL sector and language roles (e.g. audiology, speech pathology).... [-]


Master in Education - Teaching of English as a Second Language

Ana G. Méndez University System, Continental U.S. Campuses
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orlando Miramar Tampa Wheaton + 2 more

This major is designed to provide candidates with educational experiences in the principles, theories, and practice of English second language acquisition, learning, and teaching. It seeks to prepare educators to assume positions of leadership in ESOL education as teachers in public schools. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice the ESOL profession in the United States. Graduate students must achieve a passing score in appropriate states’ subject area tests to be certified. [+]

Program Description

This major is designed to provide candidates with educational experiences in the principles, theories, and practice of English second language acquisition, learning, and teaching.It seeks to prepare educators to assume positions of leadership in ESOL education as teachers in public schools. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice the ESOL profession in the United States. Graduate students must achieve a passing score in appropriate states’ subject area tests to be certified. In addition to these tests, students must achieve a passing score on additional general knowledge content tests and any other exam required by the tests for certification prior to the internship experience.... [-]


Master in Education with Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language

Universidad Ana G. Méndez
Campus Full time February 2018 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (US) Online

This specialty is designed to provide candidates with a background in the principles, theories and practice of second language acquisition, learning and teaching. It seeks to prepare educators who can assume positions of leadership in ESL education as teachers or English supervisors in public or private schools and as professors in institutions of higher education. [+]

This specialty is designed to provide candidates with a background in the principles, theories and practice of second language acquisition, learning and teaching. It seeks to prepare educators who can assume positions of leadership in ESL education as teachers or English supervisors in public or private schools and as professors in institutions of higher education.

Core courses Principles and Systematic development of curriculum Innovations and Education in ESOL Specialization courses Second Language Acquisition Reading Processes in a Second Language Setting ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development Development of Communication Skills in English Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers Testing and Evaluation of ESOL Knowledge Integration Seminar in ESOL Requirements for degree Educational Research Methods in ESOL Research Seminar ... [-]

Master Of Education With Specialization In Teaching English As A Second Language

Universidad del Turabo
Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Gurabo

The Master of Education with specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language aims to prepare professionals with the knowledge and skills that allow them to improve the quality of teaching and learning English. [+]

Description

The Programme Master of Education with specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language It is to prepare a professional with the knowledge and skills that allow them to improve the quality of teaching and learning English purpose.

curriculum

Core courses

EDUC 501 Principles and curriculum development EDUC 504 Leadership, Communication and Teamwork EDUC 619 Seminar Professional Experiences

Specialty Courses

EDUC 550 Acquisition of a Second Language EDUC 551 The Reading Process EDUC 553 Language, Cognition and Curriculum Development of English Language EDUC 554 Computer Use in Teaching English as a Second Language EDUC 564 Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English Language EDUC 566 Methodology of teaching English as a Second Language EDUC 704 Teaching of Writing: Theory and Practice ... [-]

Masters of Education in English Language Learners

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Nashville

Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. [+]

Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. The program is designed to introduce students to the foundational and practical information to effectively serve populations who are learning English as a second language. The program consists of two strands, teaching English language learners in U.S. educational settings and teaching English in an international setting.

TRANSLATE

We test an instructional model (TRANSLATE) designed to improve the English reading comprehension of EL students in grades 2 and 3. In TRANSLATE, students learn to identify key textual excerpts and use cognitive, linguistic and social strategies to facilitate translation and comprehension. We work with four teachers and their EL students (32) in two elementary schools. Our goal is to establish proof of concept for the TRANSLATE approach and to identify any remaining problems teachers encounter during its implementation.... [-]


Master of Education in TESL

HELP University
Campus Part time 108 weeks January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. [+]

The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. It also complements the national and social objectives of upgrading professionals who are engaged in ESL teaching of our nation's youth. It has been expressly stated by the Malaysian government that there is an acute short supply of qualified committed ESL teachers in many schools.

This programme supports the overall societal and national needs of building a knowledge-based society and supports national human capital development needs. It also complements the ESL teaching programmes in HU's Dept of English.

Specifically, the MEd TESL programme aims to transform the thinking regarding principles, approaches, and methodologies of more effective delivery in language classrooms in Malaysian schools. In order to attract not just local students but also those from ASEAN, Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the programme provides affordability and flexibility in terms of its modular structure to cater for busy adults engaged in work and personal commitments.... [-]


Master of Education in TESOL

Asian University Thailand
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years June 2018 Thailand Chonburi Bangkok + 1 more

The M.Ed. TESOL program produces graduates with expertise in the fi eld of English language teaching methods and pedagogies, curriculum development, learner psychology and English linguistics. [+]

Master of Education in TESOL

The M.Ed. TESOL program produces graduates with expertise in the fi eld of English language teaching methods and pedagogies, curriculum development, learner psychology and English linguistics. Students will be able to develop effi cient and engaging English language courses through the application of a wide variety of teaching methods and techniques; show a high rate of understanding of intercultural communicative settings such as cross-cultural teacher-student interaction; critically refl ect on new teaching methodologies and judge their eff ectiveness in a particular foreign language classroom setting; develop language curricula and adapt existing curricula to local educational needs; identify and understand the psychology of the individual behind the learner.... [-]