Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MSEd

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSEd program emphasizes the structure of the English language and language variations. Students will help language learners gain access to the wealth of opportunities associated with the ability to read, speak and write English. Develop the skills to adapt instruction to learners’ age, communicative and academic needs, linguistic backgrounds, literacy development, native languages, and proficiency levels. The program also teaches research-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing and managing English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) content instruction.

The TESOL MSEd program can be completed on a part- or full-time basis, with evening classes that accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Who might be interested?

This program is designed for those interested in teaching positions that do not require state certification. For those who are already certified to teach in a public school system in Pennsylvania, this program can inform them to better meet the needs of language learners. Teachers from abroad can also use this program to teach English in their native countries.

The master’s program in TESOL at Temple does not offer teacher certification. Those who are interested in teaching ESL in Pennsylvania’s public K through grade 12 schools should pursue the ESL certificate program prior to the TESOL MSEd.

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Classes & Curriculum

During the fall and spring semesters, all courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate teachers. Each course meets once each week from 5:30 to 8 p.m. As a part-time student, you may take one or two courses each semester.

Learn more about courses and curriculum for the TESOL MSEd program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science in Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per credit

View the full cost of attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Find peer support and leadership opportunities while tackling the challenges of your program. You'll also find opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Students can join the 

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For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011
Email: educate@temple.edu


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