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

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  • Inspire connection; create possibilities

    Language is a vital resource. Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will prepare you to enhance skills in English that promote social and economic access and equity—while also sustaining the linguistic and cultural diversity that enriches your community.

    Our two concentrations (teaching adults or teaching K-12) are designed to prepare you to work locally or internationally with the audience of learners of your choice. Earn your master's in TESOL, and create new possibilities for your students.

    With a master's degree 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 21st-century 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.

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    Mater of Arts in TESOL Overview

    Balance work and school

    With a complete suite of courses offered online and a select group available on campus, you choose the option that best meets your needs.

    Start Sooner

    You can begin in February, June, or September.

    Finish Faster

    You can complete your master's degree in as few as 20 months.

  • Online and on campus

    Choose between online and on-campus courses for maximum flexibility and convenience.

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  • Courses

    Courses such as Language and Society and Advanced Linguistic Analysis give you the best preparation to deepen your work and empower your students.

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  • Affordable tuition

    Hamline’s program is a cost-effective option for educators seeking to deepen their expertise. View current program tuition rates.

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  • Scholarships

    Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    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.