Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)

As a global university, we understand the importance of speaking another language and the challenges that come with learning one. With a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Webster University, you’ll be well prepared to help non-native English speakers living overseas or in the United States learn to speak English.

You’ll study the components of the English language, like phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, as well as issues of linguistic variation (dialects, discourse, slang, humor, etc.). From language structure and culture to teaching methods and interactive technologies, you’ll understand every aspect of acquiring — and teaching — a second language.

Our NCATE- and DESE-accredited program includes two tracks:

  • The K-12 English Language Learner (ELL) Education emphasis is designed for current instructors seeking to expand their knowledge of teaching. For this track, you must already have a teaching license in at least one content area.
  • The Adult Education emphasis is designed for people who want to educate adults. No prior teaching experience required.

Expand your teaching capabilities with a TESL degree. Apply today.