M.Ed. in TESOL (Online)


The KSU TESOL program allowed me to become a certified ESOL teacher. With a MAT degree, Program Overview

This fully online M.Ed.in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program enrolls a new cohort of experienced general education teachers each fall. It is structured so cohort candidates complete the 36 credit-hour master’s degree program in six semesters (two years).

No on-campus attendance is required. Online coursework is taught by graduate faculty utilizing technology to provide synchronous and/or asynchronous content delivery, feedback, and supervision as candidates complete field experience at their current work setting.

This advanced program prepares teachers to educate an increasingly diverse population of students in Georgia through inclusive practices.The program of study in TESOL focuses on teaching students who are culturally and linguistically diverse in inclusive environments. The program includes core courses in curriculum development, collaborative practices and content area teaching strategies in reading and writing. Individuals majoring in TESOL receive the ESOL Endorsement after the first 2 semesters in the program. The M.Ed. in TESOL has been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Program of Study

Summer I

  • INED 7781 Cultural Issues for ESOL Teachers
  • INED 7787: Content Area Reading and Writing for English Learners

Fall I

  • INED 7782 Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers
  • INED 7783 Methods & Materials for Teaching ESOL

Spring I

  • INED 7779 Collaborative Practices with Families, Schools & Communities
  • INED 7731 Assessment of English Language Learners

Summer II

  • INED 7750 Language, Power and Pedagogy
  • INED 7763 Curriculum Development for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Fall II

  • INED 7741 Teacher Inquiry and Research in TESOL
  • INED 7778 Language Development and Literacy for English Learners

Spring II

  • INED 7981 TESOL MEd Practicum
  • INED 7790 Critical Inquiry in TESOL

TOTAL 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • Evidence of Teaching Certification in any P-12 area or departmental approval.
  • Personal Statement - Your statement can be uploaded into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address your professional training and interests, the nature of your professional experiences and specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Masters degree.
  • Personal Resume - Your resume can be uploaded into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership.
  • Two Personal Letters of Recommendation - Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study and commitment to student achievement.
  • Interview - A personal, phone or SKYPE interview may be required. Candidates will be contacted by the Program Coordinator if an interview is needed.

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders) should visit KSU's International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements.

How do I Apply

Click here to visit KSU's Office of Graduate Admissions site to view and submit all necessary documents in order to complete the steps of the application process.


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Contact Us

For more information about this program please email educ_grad@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6043.