This program requires 30 credit hours of graduate coursework beyond the master’s degree and includes a capstone experience. You’ll work closely with a faculty advisor to design a program that meets your needs for advanced study.
Diverse, expert faculty
Every full-time faculty member holds a doctoral degree in the field of Literacy, Language, and Culture. Our part-time faculty are experienced members of the professional education community and many are current practitioners in the field.
Put theory into practice
Throughout the course, you’ll focus on a long-term applied research project geared to positively impact your school system. We can also work with you to find volunteer opportunities to connect with English language learners close to where you live, whether you’re in Maine, out-of-state, or abroad.
Global alumni network
Our graduates teach all over the world, including in the United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, and Egypt, among other countries.
When you self-design your course of study based on your career goals, you can choose a course plan that leads to a Maine K-12 endorsement in ESL.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this program, you’ll gain the practical knowledge and skills to help students develop proficiency and literacy in English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Our graduate admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services.
Admission information: Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously.
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