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MAEd in TESL with ELL

*The next cohort starts Fall 2021!

Students will complete the program as part of a cohort and take classes in a planned sequence per semester (fall, spring and summer). Enrolling in the courses as a cohort and during the designated semesters is required of students admitted to the program.

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Follow your passion for teaching English learners with the Master of Arts in Education in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) program.  Teachers who already have their initial teaching certification can add the Advanced Certification in ELL (English Language Learners)

This degree is specifically designed for students who are already state certified teachers to teach ELL in Missouri K-12 public schools.  Students can choose to just earn the ELL certification or take 12 more credit hours to earn the full master’s degree.

Program Highlights

  1. Increase your salary & employment opportunities in K-12 education.

  2. Evening courses meet once per week.

  3. TEACH Grant eligible program.

  4. Eight-week courses. Focus on one course at a time.

  5. Transfer in up to nine previous graduate hours

  6. Flexible enrollment – attend part-time or full-time

  7. Several enrollment start dates throughout the year – start any semester


In order to earn the Master of Arts in Education in TESL, students must complete a total of 33 credit hours.  There are 7 courses (21 credit hours) that go towards fulfilling the ELL Advanced Certification and an additional 4 courses (12 hours) to fulfill requirements for the full Master's degree. 

Each of the courses in this program are 8 weeks in length.    

To see the full list of our Master of Arts in Education in TESL courses, view courses.


Applicants for the Master of Arts in Education in TESL degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in TESL admission requirements, view admissions.


Students in the Master of Arts in Education in TESL degree program can pay for each course as they enroll or explore additional payment options with our Student Financial Services office.

There is no application fee, and textbooks and all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Costs are the same for students in Missouri or from outside the state.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in TESL tuition, view tuition.

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