Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Advanced Program for Continuing Professional Education

This Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is designed for licensed teachers or administrators with an interest in working with English as a Second Language (ESL) students inside or out of the classroom. Graduates of the masters in TESOL program are prepared to become leaders in the ESL/TESOL initiatives that districts must undertake in an ever-increasing school climate of diversity.

In this program, you will study topics such as: Foundations of instruction for English Language Learners, methods of teaching English and grammar to speakers of other languages, English linguistics, teaching a second language in the content areas, teaching in a pluralistic society, language and reading acquisition theories and research, and curriculum development and assessment.

Geared toward individuals who are already licensed as teachers, this masters in TESOL program does not lead to licensure but may lead to career advancement. Program applicants must submit a copy of a current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience. In addition, it is essential for students to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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