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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master's in TESOL at KU

The master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)* at the University of Kansas School of Education is an interdisciplinary program by nature, and is designed to produce graduates who possess a high level of knowledge of contemporary theories, pedagogies and research in TESOL curriculum and instruction. Program graduates will demonstrate:

  • Skill in teaching all students;
  • Understanding of and ability to act on research;
  • Practice shaped by pedagogical content knowledge;
  • An ability to serve as a building and professional leader. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s master’s in TESOL is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Customizable Curriculum - With only a minimum of 12 credit hours required in curriculum & instruction, students work with their faculty advisors to choose coursework that aligns with their individual professional needs and personal goals. 
  • Professional Network – Instructors and fellow graduate students will offer a broad-based knowledge of the field, lifelong friends and fellow colleagues from their programs. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

*This program is a master of arts degree in curriculum & instruction with an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)​. The program does not lead to initial licensure, though it does satisfy the requirements to pursue a licensure endorsement in TESOL in Kansas.

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