TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The TESOL program is committed to promoting 21st century literacy, multilingualism, and multiculturalism locally and globally. Each certificate and degree emphasizes language; culture; planning, implementing, and managing instruction; assessment; and professionalism. Learn more about TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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Ready to Earn Your ESL Certificate?

USM offers several ESL certificates and degrees. Find the one that's right for you.

TESOL Programs are now entirely online

Obtain the knowledge base and practical skills to teach ESL or EFL from the convenience of your own community. No Maine or US residency is required.

Special Online Tuition Rate

The English as a Second Language certificates and graduate TESOL degrees are available fully online and have a lower e-tuition rate to match.

Can I finish my degree in one year?

Answers to this and many other questions on the FAQ page.

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