American University

Online Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language


4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Format: Online

Program Description:

To meet the growing demand for high-quality English language instruction worldwide, American University now offers an online Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Designed for those seeking greater expertise in teaching English as a foreign language, this flexible program is ideal for both native and non-native English speakers living in the U.S. or internationally. Through state-of-the-art online instruction, you will gain extensive hands-on experience teaching English as a foreign language. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to teach in secondary schools, universities and private language schools, or you may secure administrative and curriculum development positions worldwide. The online Master’s in TEFL from American University will help you: Become well-versed in the concepts and theories central to English language education and instruction Understand how to incorporate a student’s cultural background into teaching methods Know which EFL method to use based on your students’ levels of English language proficiency Develop and implement effective lesson plans to meet student needs Create and conduct formative and summative assessments American’s online MA in TEFL program builds on the reputation of our outstanding TESOL program, one of the oldest and most renowned programs of its kind in the U.S. You will learn from experienced TESOL faculty members who have held both teaching and administrative positions in English language programs. Our impressive track record of alumni successfully teaching EFL around the world means you will be prepared to effectively use these advanced instructional methodologies anywhere you choose.


American University School of International Service is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor degree is required

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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