Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Hamline University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program 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.  The program helps educators understand the relationship between language and culture and its implications for learning and society and helps them gain foundational knowledge in language systems and how they relate to instruction.  Educators develop the expertise to effectively motivate English language learners in a variety of settings and establish the research skills needed to be informed, active, and collaborative practitioners while they are prepared to become advocates and leaders in the TESOL field.  Two concentrations are available, Teaching Adults or Teaching K-12, which allow educators to prepare to work locally or internationally with the learners of their choice.


  • Official transcript of a bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (conditional admission considered for GPA of 2.5-2.9 with added credentials)
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Intended for professionals with a teaching license

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission