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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Master of Science in Education in TESOL

Grounded in literacy theory, gain an understanding of language as a system and learn how to support English language learners in this multilingual program.

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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.

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.

Can I finish my degree in one year?

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

Literacy Education Alumna Becomes Assistant Professor!

Yalda Kaveh, who received her M.S.Ed in 2013 from USM, has been hired as an Assistant Professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers' College!