Translate Your Skills into a Rewarding Educational Career

When it comes to the future of education, the only constant is change. Growing cultural and linguistic diversity in the classroom is presenting new opportunities for highly educated teachers with a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). According to the TESOL International Association, the master’s degree is “considered the terminal degree for teaching positions in English as a second, foreign or additional language.”

Nova Southeastern University’s M.S. in Education with a concentration in TESOL blends theory with hands-on experiences, arming you with research-based methods for teaching English in the U.S. and worldwide. This program gives you the option of choosing from a broad range of courses, so you can customize your studies to align with your professional goals. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for higher roles in private and public schools, government agencies, and higher education institutions.

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NSU’s M.S. in TESOL program is 36 total credits to complete.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in TESOL is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes. 

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

M.S. in Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Required Core Courses (18 Credits)
TSOL 0575
Critical Issues in TESOL (TSOL 0575 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0580
Second Language Acquisition and Learning (TEFL 0580 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0567
Applied Linguistics (TSOL 0567 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0530
Technology in TEFL (TEFL 0530 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0547
Testing and Evaluation in TESOL (TSOL 0547 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0699
Applied Professional Experience in TESOL (TSOL 0699 / Credits: 3 )
TESOL Electives (Select 18 Credits)
ESE 0610
Speech and Language Development and Disabilities (ESE 0610 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0500
Foundations of Bilingual Education (TSOL 0500 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0562
Cultural and Cross-Cultural Studies (TSOL 0562 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0569
Methodology of TESOL (TSOL 0569 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0580
Dual Language Classrooms: Teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies to Speakers of Other Languages (TSOL 0580 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0525
Teaching English to Children (TEFL 0525 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0535
Teaching English to Adolescents and Adults (TEFL 0535 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0563
International Englishes: Historical Development and Usage (TEFL 0563 / Credits: 3 )
TEFL 0575
Structure of English (TEFL 0575 / Credits: 3 )
TSOL 0515
Curriculum Development for TESOL (TSOL 0515 / Credits: 3 )
The applied professional experience is the capstone in the completion of this program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students' work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project. This course is one of the many practical applications included in the program.

Admission Requirements

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all schools attended

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