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ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

MA degrees offered in Traditional and Online formats

You will develop an understanding of the basic principles of learning and teaching a second language as well as the pedagogical implications of those principles for English language teaching.

Lindenwood University’s School of Education offers a Master of Arts in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). You will develop an understanding of the basic principles of learning and teaching a second language, as well as the pedagogical implications of those principles for English language teaching.

After graduation, you will be prepared to meet the current demand for highly trained, competent teachers of ESOL in the K-12 teaching context. This Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved certification program requires a valid Missouri teaching certificate.

Domestic students are required to successfully complete two semesters of college-level foreign language instruction or successfully complete a foreign language proficiency exam. International students are required to obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 570 and successfully complete the University administered English placement exam.

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in ESOL is a 33-credit-hour program based on theory, research, and practice.


Course Descriptions
Student Learning Outcomes
ESOL Handbook

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301