Build a strong foundation in strategies to help English as a second language students excel in the classroom with Southeastern University’s MEd in TESOL online program.

The demand for effective educators who can help students with varying language abilities is increasing. Teachers who are prepared to meet the needs of English learners and will continue to be highly sought after in the U.S. and abroad. Through the program’s fully online format, you’ll have flexibility to complete your course work when it’s most convenient to you while learning from professors who have real-world experience.

Our online master’s in TESOL will prepare you with knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Foundational ESOL
  • Literacy
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Legislation
  • Quantitative and qualitative research in educational settings
  • Methods for creating, adapting and using tools to assess language proficiency of English language learners
  • Developing awareness and an understanding of different cultures
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Approaches to language in context
  • Issues of language and culture relevant to instruction English language learners
  • Language uses, dialect and accent, language change and language endangerment
  • Fundamental areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition)

Our professors embed their professional experiences into the curriculum, and with the program’s challenging course work, you’ll learn how to use concepts and strategies in real situations. Additionally, our faculty invest their time in their students, serving not only as professors, but as academic advisors and mentors as well.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

The online master’s in TESOL program’s core curriculum consists of 24 credits of study. Twelve credits of elective courses from the College of Education are also required.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MEd in TESOL program must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university OR
  2. Hold an official GRE score OR
  3. Have three years of teaching experience

Courses required to complete the program.

Earn your degree faster by transferring your credits

How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online master’s in TESOL, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • An essay on the topic: “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references: one professional and one personal

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $375 per credit hour $13,500
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $14,700

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.

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Career Outcomes

With our online master’s in TESOL, you’ll be prepared to teach English as a second language in a variety of educational settings. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Adult Language Instructor
  • ESOL Program Director

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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