Teacher Education, M.Ed. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration



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The Master of Education in Teacher Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language program is designed to prepare experienced teachers with critical knowledge, skills, and dispositions in action research, professional development, and leadership to work effectively with multilingual learners in both local and global contexts. It is a 36-hour program offered for full-time and part-time students, with classes held both on-campus and online.

Through the coursework and field experiences, teacher candidates have the opportunity to apply their learning in their own classrooms. Additional instructional opportunities will also be provided for those interested in working in community-based instructional settings.

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Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Courses include Introduction to Equity Education, Literacy Instruction for Multilingual Learners, and Applied Linguistics.
  • Research interests include teacher development, appreciative education, international education, language education policy, language testing, classroom assessment, and language ideologies.

After Graduation

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for successful careers as K-12 teachers, community college instructors, school district administrators, and foreign service.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. Licensure Reciprocity Information


  • Summer admission deadline April 1
  • Fall admission deadline July 1
  • Spring admission deadline December 1

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Education

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person,Online

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486 School of Education Building