You’ll gain practical experience by participating in a 40-hour field experience in a PreK-12 public school in preparation for your 300-hour internship. During the internship, you’ll collaborate with your mentor teacher to develop lesson plans, experiment with instruction techniques, and lead your own lessons.
We provide a rigorous curriculum to ensure you graduate with all the tools you’ll need to assess learners’ language skills and help improve their proficiency for second-language use.
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.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
National accreditation and state approval
This program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and state-approved by the Maine State Board of Education and the Maine Department of Education.
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).
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
The need for teachers with ESL certification continues to grow. We offer the only MSEd in TESOL in Maine that’s designed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers who live in Maine, out-of-state, and abroad.
Admission information: MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Initial PreK-12 ESL Certification
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously.
|Application deadline||Fall term start||Spring term start||Summer term start|
|Recommended||May 1||October 15||March 1|
|Final||August 1||December 15||April 15|
|International applicants||June 1||October 15||Not available|