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MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) - TESOL - Adult Education

Regent University offers a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree with a concentration in Adult Education for those who aspire to work with adult/collegiate students who are learning English. Read on for more details.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Adult Education-Collegiate

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for this master's degree program might have an excellent command of the English language, as well as the desire to help develop English reading and speaking skills in adults who are learning English as a second language. They may also have an interest in working as an English teacher in another country. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Adult Education-Collegiate degree program is designed for students who are interested in helping college students or adults learn English as a second or foreign language. In this online degree program, students will have the opportunity to cover the most current pedagogical methods for teaching and assessing English proficiency in a variety of contexts, including adult education/GED, workforce development and international schools. In addition to teaching methodology, this program covers curriculum development, different approaches to language acquisition and pedagogy, and other cultural and social considerations for the profession. Students will also have the chance to participate in field experience.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Adult Education-Collegiate

This degree program requires 33 credit hours for completion. It includes nine TESOL core courses (27 credit hours) and two elective concentration courses (6 credit hours), plus 0-2 credit hours for foundation courses (requirements determined upon admission). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Foundations Requirements

  • Students may take one or more of the following as required upon admission:
    • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
    • Information Research & Resources
    • Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
    • Online Orientation

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Curriculum Development for Adult Learners
  • Linguistics
  • Language Teaching Approaches and Practices
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language to Adults
  • Language, Culture and Pedagogy
  • Teaching Grammar to ESL/EFL Learners
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching ESL/EFL Speaking and Listening
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the ESL Specialist

Concentration Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose two from the following:
    • Technology for Education
    • Foundations in Education
    • Philosophical Foundations in Education
    • Serving English Language Learners in K-12 Classrooms
    • Teaching English Language Learners Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
    • Multicultural Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of this degree program might be interested in further study at the doctorate level. A doctorate degree might open up more advanced or administrative career opportunities, as well as further opportunity to participate in academic pursuits and research. Possible degree programs of interest might include:

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), concentration in Adult Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education, concentration in Adult Education
  • Ph.D. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Career Paths:

This master's degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching English as a second or foreign language to adult learners in a variety of contexts. Successful graduates might find themselves working directly with students, teaching English comprehension skills and assessing proficiency, as well as developing instructional programs that fit the needs of the classroom. Positions to consider could include:

  • Missionary
  • ESL/EFL teacher
  • Teacher or administrator in an international facility
  • ESL/EFL administrator

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