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Master in Teaching and Learning TESOL, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, IL,
Earn a master's degree in one year (12 months)Gain expertise in teaching adult English language learnersStudy through an accredited institute of American higher educationEnjoy cultural experiences in the wonderful city of Chicago and its many suburbsJoin the initial cohort starting August, 2017Total cost of this program is $32,500 (includes tuition, room & board, and fees for 12 months of study)


Rooted in compassion

  • Gain expertise in teaching adult English language learners in order to serve
  • Study through an accredited institute of American higher education to prepare for future service to others populations around the world
  • Experience our Catholic/Christian identity, which is woven through the program and cultivated by dedicated instructors and academic advisors

Created for accessibility

  • Complete entire master's degree in one year
  • Program incorporates TESOL Professional Teaching Standards
  • Guided visits and cultural experiences


The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Programme Structure

This program operates in a cohort model
Sample schedule (exact course sequence is subject to change)

Fall (August) 2017 (11 credit hours)
  • MSED 631 (4 credits): Theoretical Foundations of Teaching Limited English Language Learners
  • MSED 653 (4 credits): Methods and Materials for Teaching Adult English Language Learners
  • MSED 650 (3 credits): Designing Effective Instruction

Spring (January) 2018 (10 credit hours)
  • MSED 634 (3 hours): Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited
  • MSED 688 (3 hours):Assessment of the Adult English Language Learner
  • MSED 608 (1 credit): Cultural Awareness
  • MSED 620 (1 credit): Data-Driven Decision Making

Summer (May) 2018 (9 credit hours)

  • MSED 610 (3 credits): Methods of Educational Research
  • MSED 609 (1 credit): Service Learning
  • MSED 693 (1 credit): Using Domains to Frame Instruction
  • MSED 636 (4 credits): Linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22170 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22170 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Joliet

  • 1100 - 1500 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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