Hamline is a leader in ESL education.
Check out our capstone projects from recent graduates.
Learn more about Hamline's Master of Arts in English as a Second Language program.
Learn more about our MAESL program at an information session.
Innovative educators who are passionate about teaching English as a second language and want to inspire, challenge, and make a difference in the lives of their students are in demand.
Hamline School of Education's Master of Arts in English as a Second Language provides you with cutting-edge curriculum grounded in current scholarship, preparing you to maximize your students' language development through effective instruction based on the latest ESL techniques.
With a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from Hamline, you will:
Structure:Evening courses are offered weekly on campus and online during fall, spring, and summer.
Time to Complete:Students taking 8-10 credits a term can complete course work in 4-5 semesters (approximately 1 ½ years), and then have an additional 2 years in which to complete their capstone (thesis).
Program Begins:Fall, spring, and summer terms.
Curriculum:34 to 43 semester credits, varies according to concentration area.
Cost:View current tuition rates
Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.
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Capstone Rubric: Initial Meeting
Capstone Rubric: Final Meeting
School of Education Information Session
Meet Andrea Echelberger, a graduate student in Hamline School of Education's MAESL program.
Imagine taking three flights in an eight-seat twin-engine plane, boarding a midnight ferry, then trekking down a stretch of road—just to get to work.
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