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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Southwest Minnesota State University is offering a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). The TESL emphasis is also available as a licensure if you are not looking for a full master's degree. For a licensure in TESL you can take the 27 credits from the TESL emphasis without taking the core education courses required for a master's degree.

This emphasis will prepare teachers to meet the state requirements for ESL instruction. The emphasis will increase knowledge and skills in research-based practices for working with English-language learners. The program contains 30 total credits, including 8 three-credit classes and a 3 credit practicum. This program will lead to a K-12 ESL license in Minnesota.

The TESL emphasis is offered ONLINE. 


For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are available and suggested to be taken, please check the TESL emphasis advising sheet & TESL Licensure advising sheet

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

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