TESOL, Literacy and Culture

University of San Diego

M.Ed. On Campus Online
12 months
1509 USD/credit
1509 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Change the lives of students, their families and their communities with a Master's in Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture.


In this TESOL, Literacy and Culture program at University of San Diego, you will focus on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition methods and the methodology of teaching English. You will also build an understanding of the complexities in working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities within the US and around the world.

Graduates emerge prepared to work in settings like community colleges, universities, adult education centers, language academies, and international schools. With over 150 hours of observation, teaching experiences, research practice, you will carry your classroom experience into the real world.

More Than Just a Degree

The goal of the USD Master’s TESOL program is to develop thoughtful practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field who are equipped with a strong theoretical knowledge and pedagogical knowledge to work with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds both within the United States and abroad. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Introduction to Language & Linguistic Analysis
  • Second Language Acquisition & Development
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Special Topics in ESL
  • Practicum in TESOL
  • Master's Capstone Seminar
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current Resume — You will submit a resume detailing your employment and/or educational experience.
  • Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose and/or Essays — Personal statement(s) vary depending on the program you are applying to. Please check the prompt in your application.
  • Letters of Recommendation — Your letters should be from professors familiar with your scholarly work, or from professional supervisors who have had experience in a graduate program and who can provide information about your potential for success as a graduate student. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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TESOL, Literacy and Culture
University of San Diego