Online Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Build the foundation for more rewarding educational experiences nurturing the English language skills of non-native speakers.

12/16/21 Next Application Due Date
1/3/22 Start Classes

Program Overview


Dive into our online Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The EWU online Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to help you cultivate the educational expertise you need to effectively teach English as a second language to diverse audiences. This innovative online master’s degree immerses you in specialized TESOL instruction to give you a flexible pathway to boundless career opportunities, including teaching English language programs overseas. You will also be prepared to teach at the college level, nationally and internationally, and at Adult Basic Education (ABE) centers.

Explore the critical and social theories that inform a reflective and sound classroom practice, including applied linguistics, curriculum design and evaluation, as well as an in-depth study of English grammar and pedagogical approaches for multilingual learners. As a student, you will benefit from convenient access to 100 percent online coursework and support from experienced faculty who are dedicated to student success.

Discover practical learning opportunities through an internship embedded in the curriculum, which gives you field experience teaching or tutoring non-native English speakers. You will also complete a portfolio of work and a comprehensive exam to demonstrate proficiency instead of a thesis. Take advantage of six-week courses and seven start dates a year, and earn a respected M.Ed. TESOL online from Eastern Washington University.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online M.Ed. program, you will learn how to:

  • design optimal language learning environments grounded in research related to second language acquisition;
  • assess language learning development;
  • employ a disposition of cultural humility in teaching-related communications;
  • plan instruction that is appropriate for students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.
  • design optimal language learning environments grounded in research related to second language acquisition;
  • assess language learning development;
  • employ a disposition of cultural humility in teaching-related communications;
  • plan instruction that is appropriate for students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • ESL Teacher
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Corporate Instructor
  • Private Tutor
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Corporate Instructor
  • Private Tutor
  • Foreign Language Teacher

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$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


This online graduate program costs less than you think

The online M.Ed. – TESOL program features the same affordable tuition rate for both in-state and out-of-state students, which can be paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


Take note of important program milestones

The online M.Ed. – TESOL degree program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the best start date for you, along with deadlines for registration, required documents and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

12/16/21 Next Application Deadline
1/3/22 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/29/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

12/16/21 Next Application Deadline
1/3/22 Start Classes

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Admissions


Apply quickly and easily

The admission process for the online M.Ed. – TESOL is streamlined to help you get started sooner. A teaching certificate is not required for admission to this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

Online M.Ed. – TESOL Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Dianne Selcho at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

Courses


View the course listing for the online Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

In order to earn the M.Ed. – TESOL online, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 16 credit hours of core courses and 33 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines the principles underlying the development of a K-12 school curriculum. With an emphasis on methods of determining curriculum priorities, objectives, scope and sequence, and organizational patterns, as well as an examination of how curriculum design facilitates student-learning opportunities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
An advanced course for students wanting to study current literature on literacy as practiced in a variety of social contexts, as evaluated through a number of critical perspectives. Developing practitioners reflect and discuss the importance of respecting socio-economic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity in the teaching process. Demonstrate knowledge that students’ interests, literacy skills and funds of knowledge are always considered and integrated within literacy practices. Instructional implications will be highlighted so students will develop reflective and sound classroom practice.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides a linguistics foundation and pedagogical application of aspects of the English language including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Contrastive analysis of learners’ languages is included as well as discourse analysis within and across contexts and cultures. Challenges that learners face are addressed through multimodal materials. Learners reflect on their language learning and literacy events across languages.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course provides various theoretical perspectives of second language acquisition, similarities and differences in first and second language acquisition and in child and adult second language acquisition, basic psycholinguistic theory, particularly the role of the brain, memory, and language universals in language acquisition, and both the cognitive and affective domains and cultural influences with analysis of how these impact performance, motivation, and learning in the ESL classroom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Theory and practice in designing, Major 20th and 21st century language teaching methods, strategies, and approaches. Theory and practice in designing, developing, and evaluating ESL or EFL materials for English language learners of different ages and settings.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Review and in-depth study of English grammar and teaching approaches for multilingual and multicultural English language learners in the United States and in other countries. Application of syntax, stylistics, rhetoric, pragmatics and sociolinguistics for teachers’ knowledge base. Review of relevant composition research and theory.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching or tutoring experience in speaking and listening by working with speakers of a language other than English.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching or tutoring experience in speaking and listening by working with speakers of a language other than English.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that includes pieces of their work from courses throughout their M.Ed. or Graduate Certificate programs with the TESOL or ELL Option.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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