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Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)

Online TESOL master’s degree

Language is a vital resource that inspires connection and creates possibilities. With Hamline’s MATESOL, you will be prepared to enhance your students’ English skills, and promote social and economic access and equity in the process. You’ll also learn how you can help sustain linguistic and cultural diversity that enriches your community.

Our two concentrations (teaching adults and teaching K-12) are designed to prepare you to work locally or internationally with any audience of learners. And we offer our MA TESOL online, so you can learn wherever you are.

With a master’s in TESOL from Hamline, you will:

  • Understand the relationship between language and culture and its implications for learning and society
  • Gain foundational knowledge in language systems and how they relate to instruction
  • Develop cutting-edge skills in teaching and assessment
  • Develop the expertise to effectively motivate English language learners in a variety of settings
  • Establish the research skills you need to be an informed, active, and collaborative practitioner

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program highlights 

Are courses available online and on-campus? Complete Hamline’s MATESOL online.
When can I start? You can apply and start the program any term, including summer term
How long will it take? You decide your pace and graduate in as few as 20 months
How many credits and courses are part of the master's? 36 credits and 10-12 courses depending on what courses you choose.
How much will it cost?

Hamline scholarships and discounts are available. Outside funding and other financial aid are also available. Most graduate students use low-interest loans as a valuable way to pay for tuition and other living expenses.

For more information on the cost of tuition per credit, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page.

Are scholarships available? Several scholarships and tuition discounts are available.

Hamline and exceptional teacher education are synonymous in my book. When I sought an MA TESOL program, Hamline drew me in immediately, from the program's presentation and goals to the prompt and professional correspondence with my future professors."