• Master of Arts in ESL Degree

    Hamline is a Recognized Leader in ESL, TESOL, and EFL.

    Innovative educators who are passionate about teaching English as a second language with immigrant and migrant communities of all ages 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 ESL degree from Hamline, you will:

    • Gain foundational knowledge in language systems and how they relate to instruction.
    • Understand the relationship between language and culture and how it affects learning.
    • Expand your knowledge of cultural differences and how they manifest in the classroom.
    • Develop the expertise to effectively motivate students while developing and assessing their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
    • Become an advocate for classroom and school environments that facilitate language learning and involve families and communities as partners.
    • Pose questions related to your instruction and develop the skills to systematically investigate those questions.

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • On campus or fully online (for Adult ESL and K-12 Licensure concentrations)

    Program Begins

    • Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to Complete

    • Approximately 24 months

    Program Details

    Cost

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    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Master of Arts in English as a Second Language.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.   

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    Innovative educators who are passionate about teaching English as a second language with immigrant and migrant communities of all ages are in demand.

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