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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.Sc.

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This program is for is teachers in Pre-K-16 contexts—English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists or mainstream content area teachers who work with emergent bilinguals or English language learners (ELLs) in the U.S. The Florida Department of Education ESOL Endorsement requirements are embedded within the program’s courses.


The primary market for this program is teachers in Pre-K-16 contexts—English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists or mainstream content area teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) in the U.S. – “Teaching English as a Second (ESL) Language” Florida DOE ESOL Endorsement requirements would be embedded within the program’s courses. HYBRID PROGRAM with some face-to-face meetings.

Competency 1. Knowledge of foundations of TESOL and bilingual education, including language and culture, language acquisition and development, and ESL/bilingual education research, partnerships and advocacy.

Competency 2. Knowledge of planning, implementing, and managing (using resources and technology effectively) ESL/bilingual education and content instruction.

Competency 3. Knowledge of assessment for English language learners, including language proficiency assessment and classroom-based assessment for ESL/bilingual education.

Course delivery will follow online and distance based synchronous or asynchronous models, and/or some hybrid models that are consistent with the University’s portfolio of course-delivery options. The program will not be offered face-to-face.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning and Organization and Instruction in Bilingual Education

  • Applied Research in Education

  • Applied Linguistics in Education

  • Understanding Culture in the Classroom

  • Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Language Assessment

  • Advanced Techniques in TESOL

  • Introduction to Theories and Practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  •  Methods of Teaching Content Areas in TESOL

  • Principles of Curriculum Development and Classroom Management for TESOL

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Acceptable and recent (within 5 years) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The target minimum is a score of 1100 combined on verbal and quantitative (or 302 on new GRE scoring system).

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • Professional experience relevant to degree program
  • The written statement of intent (in the UM online application) should describe how the candidate’s specific interests and obtaining a MS.Ed. in this area of study fits into his/her career goals
  • A personal or phone/Skype interview may be required. Applicants will be notified as appropriate

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Tuition Fee

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    1960 USD/credit
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    1960 USD/credit
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