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. This program teaches students to adapt instruction to learners’ age, communicative and academic needs, linguistic backgrounds, literacy development, native languages and proficiency levels, and to become familiar with research-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing and managing ESL (English as a second language) and EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) content instruction.

*Note: 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–12 schools should pursue the ESL certificate program prior to the TESOL MSEd.

The TESOL MSEd program can be completed on a part- or a 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 use this program to teach English in their native countries.


During the fall and spring semesters, all courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate teachers. Each course meets one time each week from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. As a part-time student, you may take one or two courses each semester.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of Science in Education program 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. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $898.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit

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