Join a Community of TESOL Experts

To become a successful professional teaching English to speakers of other languages, you need both academic and practical knowledge. Our TESOL Master’s program provides both, so you can teach around the world to a diverse group of students.
The Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program features:
  • Faculty with extensive and diverse teaching experiences, knowledge of contemporary research, and intercultural expertise.
  • A strong basis of teaching theory and foundational concepts.
  • Emphasis on gaining firsthand experience to build your skills, including planning lessons, observing classes, and teaching or tutoring students learning English as a second language.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTS6.56.05.5
Available EntrySpring or FallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Undergraduate degree preference for English Language, Language Education, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, or Philology.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • English Language Teaching I
  • Research Methods
  • Writing and Researching in TESOL

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 36 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English LanguageCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – TESOL$20,653$29,315$8,165$1,64236

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/tuition for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.


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