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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

By completing the Master of Arts In Teaching English as a Second Language (MA TESL)  degree at Concordia University, you will be qualified to teach English as a foreign or second language. You will also gain a better understanding of English and its structure, as well as learn the latest theories and techniques for teaching a second language.

Graduates of the MA TESL will be qualified to teach in ESL programs in universities, community colleges or social service agencies in the United States and abroad. In addition, you can also seek employment in foreign countries as teachers of English as a second language at any educational level. Please note that this degree is not designed to prepare candidates for licensure to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in K-12 public schools in the United States. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please speak with an admission counselor about other Concordia degree programs that can help you reach that goal.

For more information about this program, please contact Linda Rountree at (503) 493-6248, or by emailing

See what the admission requirements are for this program.