The 25 Most Affordable Master's in ESL Online
Tempted to teach English as a second language, but worried about how much it might cost to become qualified? We investigated the 77 different online programs that will award you a master's in ESL online to uncover the most affordable options—you can save as much as $33,000!
As the world comes to the US, and global business requires English language skills, more people who speak other languages are learning English. Whether ESL, ELL, TESOL, or TESL, there are many solid options for online master’s degrees that can offer either a teaching credential or eligibility for licensure. Giving the gift of knowledge and working with people of all nationalities can be a rewarding career. Getting your master’s degree to join the profession doesn’t have to be expensive—we have ranked the 2018 Best Buys in ESL master’s degrees, giving you the most affordable options all in one place.
Average Cost (In-state): ~$17,800
Least Expensive: American College of Education ~$8,160
Most Expensive: St. John's University ~$41,270
Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest master's in esl online. The online ESL degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
Most Affordable Master's in ESL Online
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