12 months
19928 USD/year
19928 USD/year
9296 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students at the University of Northern Iowa have the opportunity to combine TESOL and the teaching of Spanish, French, or German for the TESOL/Modern Languages graduate degree.


Key Features

  • The combined major is a 33 hour program (18 credit hours in TESOL and 15 in the other language). In addition, there is a 6-hour written comprehensive examination which covers material studied throughout the program. Students may choose to write a thesis or to complete a graduate research paper.
  • The TESOL/Modern Languages program from University of Northern Iowa, in conjunction with other programs on campus, is instrumental in providing students with opportunities that are often found only in larger universities or in urban areas. 
  • The TESOL/Modern Languages option is beneficial for broadening job options after graduation, and it also allows students to continue with the study of a modern language in which they have advanced proficiency, a valuable skill in the global economy.One of the distinguishing features of the TESOL M.A. program is that it attracts outstanding students from a wide variety of countries. 

Programme Structure

  • Students with TESOL credentials work in the public schools across the state and have pursued advanced degrees in linguistics, education and other fields. 
  • Students who have received undergraduate degrees from different departments at UNI often inquire about going on to get an M.A. in TESOL because it can complement their undergraduate study in a variety of useful ways. 
  • TESOL students with teaching credentials are highly valued by international employers who come to UNI’s Overseas Recruiting Fair every year.
  • Graduates of the program have continued their education at doctoral programs in Linguistics and in Education, among other fields, and have been hired at educational institutions (particularly community colleges) and agencies in Iowa and other states, and around the world. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • Educational transcripts from Bachelor's degree
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of reference or a reference form
  • The GMAT is required to enter the MBA or the MAcc program
  • The GRE is required for some programs
  • A copy of the personal data page of your passport

Tuition Fee

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    19928 USD/year
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  • National

    19928 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9296 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9296 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cedar Falls

1119 - 1737 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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