Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.Ed. | Hamline University | Saint Paul, United States
M.Ed. On Campus

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

20 months
837 USD/credit 18079 USD/year
527 USD/credit 11383 USD/year
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Hamline University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will prepare you to enhance skills in English that promote social and economic access and equity—while also sustaining the linguistic and cultural diversity that enriches your community.


Our two concentrations (teaching adults or teaching K-12) are designed to prepare you to work locally or internationally with the audience of learners of your choice. Earn your master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and create new possibilities for your students.

With a master's degree in TESOL from Hamline University, you will:

  • Understand the relationship between language and culture and its implications for learning and society.
  • Gain foundational knowledge in language systems and how they relate to instruction.
  • Develop 21st-century skills in teaching and assessment.
  • Develop the expertise to effectively motivate English language learners in a variety of settings.
  • Establish the research skills you need to be an informed, active, and collaborative practitioner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics for Language Teachers
  • Language and Society
  • Pedagogical Grammar and Discourse
  • Exploring Learner Language and Second Language Acquisition
  • Advanced Linguistic Analysis 
  • Research Design 
  • Capstone Project or Capstone Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application (no fee for US residents).
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original and an official or a certified course by course English translation. 
  • If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may still be considered for admission.
  • A two-page essay explaining why you have decided to pursue a MA-TESOL and how the program will support your professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation written by people unrelated to you familiar with your academic and/or professional history who can accurately assess your potential for successful graduate study.
  • Documentation of foreign language study (students must have at least two years of high school or one year of college foreign language, or the equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18079 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 837 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    11383 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 527 USD per credit during 20 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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