Southeastern University

College of Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


1000 Longfellow Blvd.

Lakeland, FL 33801

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

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

Format: Online

Program Description:

As the United States population continues to become more diverse, so does our school system. Teachers increase their value and their confidence when they receive training in helping English Language Learners (ELLs) excel in the classroom. The TESOL Master's program also places emphasis on preparing candidates to teach English outside the United States. From simple ideas like moving ELLs to the front of the room to in-depth strategies such as the Total Physical Response method, our program will give you the knowledge and resources you need to be effective. This 36-hour program is offered in an eight-week online delivery format. The online format better allows you the ability to advance your education while maintaining your current career and family life. While the various programs are in-depth and rigorous, the flexibility of the online delivery format allows you to schedule your studies around your life. This program is ideal for the teacher desiring to advance his or her effectiveness, knowledge, and advanced employability. It is an outstanding educational degree for those desiring a stepping stone to a doctoral degree as scholarly writing is a cornerstone of the program. Field experiences also drive the program's goal of equipping educators to effectively work with ELLs. The program can be completed in as little as four consecutive semesters, though you are allowed to go at a slower, more manageable pace depending upon your current career situation. Receive training for the ESOL subject area exam for certification and Race to the Top requirements for in-field master’s pay by adding the ESOL certification.


SACS accreditation. Many courses meet state department of education requirements for ESOL teacher training.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Locale: Large City

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