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In an increasingly multi-lingual world, classes need teachers who can teach English to other language speakers. You can advance your career with a master's degree focused on helping you become a better leader in the classroom.

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Our program is taught by experienced faculty. You'll design a program of language instruction and learn to revise, adapt, and assess it.

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  • Certificate option available
  • Connections with international organizations
  • No prerequisites needed
  • Faculty mentors
  • Courses reviewed with Quality Matters

We let our graduates do the talking...

"Because Southeast began as a teachers’ college, attending Southeast was also special to me — I am proud to be an educator who graduated from a University that prides itself in top-notch education and producing top-notch educators!"Erica Robbins '05, Cenet Culture Exchange Network and Culture in the Classroom participant

Our Alumni Go Places.

ESL Instructors. International Educators. International Program Coordinators. Just a few of the exciting careers where our online MA TESOL grads are succeeding.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.

  • AB Spectrum
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bootheel Counseling Services
  • Coastal Orthopedics
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • Kedrion Biopharma
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • New Vision Counseling
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • School Districts Across the Country
  • SoutheastHEALTH
  • SSM Health
  • Thrive Autism Solutions
  • Walt Disney World

The Master of Arts in TESOL program is designed to train professionals to teach people who are learning to speak English as another language. The program attracts both domestic and international students from many countries.

  • In addition to the criteria established for general admission to the Graduate Studies, applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale

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  • TL530: Practicum in TESOL. Practical classroom experience in teaching ESOL.
  • TL620: Approaches to the Teaching of Grammar- Structural, transformational, and traditional approaches to the teaching of grammar.
  • TL630: Special Problems in TESOL- Seminar focusing on current issues in TESOL.

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  • Dr. Missy Nieveen Phegley is an accomplished, published professor with work featured in Class and the Composition Classroom as well as Cave Region Review.

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