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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

24 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you considering a career teaching English as a second or foreign language to adults? The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from University of Minnesota is a professional degree that prepares you to teach English to adult speakers of other languages in accredited higher education institutions and in community settings. 


The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from University of Minnesota is an essential, required degree for most professional positions in the field of ESL in the U.S. and abroad.

The program offers a unique supervised teaching practicum in an intensive English program. This experience equips graduates to analyze language acquisition and to enter the field as a professional.

Career outlook

Graduates have gone on to careers as university professors in accredited programs, instructional leaders, curriculum designers, and assessment specialists worldwide.

Some recent graduates of the MA in TESOL are employed in the following positions and institutions:

  • Faculty Associate, University of Madison-Wisconsin
  • Educational Technologist, Center for English Language and Orientation Programs at Boston University
  • Managing Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service
  • Online Projects Manager, English Language Programs, Georgetown University
  • English Learner and Migrant Education Specialist, Compliance Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Clinical Assessment Developer, Pearson Education
  • ESL Lecturer, University of North Carolina – Wilmington

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Grammar for ESL Teachers
  • Language Analysis for ESL Teaching in Higher Ed
  • Practicum in Language Teaching: ESL and World Languages
  • Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms
  • Teaching Speaking and Listening in Second Language Classrooms
  • Language Testing and Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


34 SCH

Plan A: 34 credits

Plan B: 41 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts. Upload your transcripts into the application system. Please include all transcripts from any institution you have attended, even if you did not earn a degree or certificate. Please do not mail your transcripts. Official transcripts are required only after you are admitted. 
  • Resume.
  • CI Application Form. Upload in the graduate program additional materials section.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Ask professors, employers, or supervisors to speak to your potential for successfully completing your degree; they will upload their letters directly into the online application.
  • Personal statement. Upload to the Applicant Statements section of the online application. 
  • Diversity statement
  • Short writing sample.
  • Common Ground Consortium Fellowship. (Optional) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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