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

    A fully online program.

    English is an essential skill in the 21st century. Adults both in the United States and abroad are seeking opportunities to acquire professional and academic English skills. Become part of the exciting and growing field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. 

    Hamline’s cutting-edge Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) prepares you for a dynamic global career working with private and public universities in the United States and abroad, international corporations and NGOs, and private language schools in teaching or administration.

    With a Master of Arts in TESOL from Hamline, you will:

    • Understand the relationship between language and culture and its implications for learning and society.
    • Develop 21st-century skills in teaching and assessment for adult learners.
    • Design curricula for general and specialized purposes that can be used in a variety of settings.
    • Establish the research skills you need to be an informed, active, and collaborative practitioner.
    • Become an advocate and leader in the TESOL field.

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • Fully online

    Program Begins

    • Fall term

    Time to Complete

    • Five to six terms (courses offered fall, spring, and summer)

    Program Details


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    New students with outstanding records of academic achievements and leadership accomplishments are eligible to receive a $2,500 MA in TESOL academic merit or leadership scholarship.

    alumni Discount

    Hamline alumni of both undergraduate and master's degree programs are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in any School of Education master's or doctoral program.

    Transfer Credits

    Up to six semester credits of graduate work from an outside institution taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

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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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    About the Program

    Meet the needs of learners through immersion in first-rate scholarship that prepares you for a dynamic global career with the MA in TESOL.

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