Program Description

The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is designed to train professionals how to teach people who are learning to speak English as a second language. Graduates will have the opportunity to work with children in pre-school throughout high school, in adult education programs with refugees and immigrants, or in college or university programs. The students' place of employment may be within the United States or overseas. This program emphasizes the practical application of theory to the classroom. 

Southeast offers traditional face-to-face classes for students who would like to come to campus and online classes for students who prefer to take courses from any country in the world. 


Unique Features

  • Variety of classes offered in the summer
  • Acquire basic knowledge of linguistics with emphasis on English structure, its usage, and its role in society
  • Design a program of language instruction for their own particular setting and learn to revise, adapt and assess the program as they progress in their studies
  • Appreciate the application of theory to teaching, the hands-on approach to the development of curricula and assessment, the practicum experience, the assistance with the job placement process, and the accessibility and affordability of the training experience

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following:

  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Teaching in the US
  • Teaching abroad


Costs at Southeast