Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
Webster University

Program Details

The online MA in TESL degree program from Webster University is designed for those who seek to develop the English skills of non-native speakers living either overseas or in the United States. The curriculum provides a solid theoretical background in critical aspects such as culture, language structure, first and second language acquisition theory, curriculum and materials development, teaching methodology, assessment, and research. There are two tracks available:

  • ESL/EFL education emphasis – designed to meet the needs of future educators of adults and/or teaching English as a foreign language overseas. In this case, prior teaching experience is not required;
  • K-12 English language learner (ELL) education emphasis – designed to meet the needs of existing content area educators interested in expanding their knowledge of teaching ELLs. In this case, a certificate or license to teach is required.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Webster University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Essay/Writing Sample