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

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

    Our two concentrations (teaching adults or teaching K-12) are designed to prepare you for working locally or internationally with the audience of learners of your choice.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Become an advocate and leader in the TESOL field.

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • On campus, fully online, or hybrid (campus and online courses)

    Program Begins

    • Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to Complete

    • Six to eight terms (courses offered fall, spring, and summer)

    Program Details


    A variety of scholarships and discounts are available to MA-TESOL students.

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    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 program.

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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.