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English as a Second Language (ESL) is a term that is becoming familiar throughout much of the U.S. This is due in part to increasing immigrant populations in many of the nation’s business and financial hubs, major cities, and border states. For example, the California Language Census reported that, as of early 2014, English learners comprised nearly 23 percent of the total enrollment in California public schools.

Due to the increasing need for ESL instruction and the educators who oversee these programs, education and training in ESL is easier and more readily available than ever. When considering teaching ESL (or simply TESL, as it is often known), educators and individuals interested in becoming educators should understand the wide range of available options.

Depending on what type of ESL job an individual is seeking (public school settings, private school settings, adult education settings, private tutoring companies, governmental organizations, and non-profit establishments, just to name a few), requirements to become an ESL teacher will almost always vary.

However, what will always remain consistent is that PK-12 teachers in public school settings must always achieve specific ESL credentials to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). This typically includes an undergraduate or graduate degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) for those seeking a primary endorsement in TESOL for initial certification. Many state boards of education are now recognizing ESL as a primary endorsement and therefore include ESL degree programs amongst their state-approved teacher preparation programs.

It is also very common for existing teachers currently certified in another content area to add TESOL certification as a secondary endorsement through a graduate program in TESOL so as to be able to better work with ELL students within their content area.

In the private sector, most employers seek individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees in education, with specific training, experience, and/or certification in ESL.

Bachelor and Master Degree Programs in ESL

One of the first things individuals seeking ESL degree programs, either at the undergraduate or graduate level, will recognize is that these programs often go by a host of names and acronyms.

These degrees may include the following terms:

  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)

Undergraduate ESL Programs

Although not as widely available as graduate programs in ESL, bachelor’s degree programs in ESL are available as approved teacher preparation programs in a number of states, which are programs that combine all content and pedagogy requirements necessary for initial licensure.

The completion of a state-approved undergraduate program in ESL may result in an elementary/secondary education degree with an add-on endorsement in ESL or a primary endorsement in ESL, depending on state requirements. Many times, TESOL coursework in an undergraduate program is available as a track or concentration within a B.A. or B.S. education degree (usually English education). Further, individuals seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree program in elementary education or a content area in secondary education may choose to minor in TESOL as to complete the necessary coursework required for an add-on endorsement to their teaching certification.

A Bachelor of Arts or Science in elementary or secondary education or a B.A. in TESOL allows students to achieve the basic knowledge necessary to teach English as a second language. Coursework in this type of program combines advanced work in applied linguistics with training in current methods of language teaching. Upon graduation from an undergraduate program in TESOL, students are able to demonstrate comprehension of grammar, intercultural communication, linguistics, teaching methodology, and language learning theory.

Typical coursework in a TESOL bachelor’s degree program may include:

  • Standard English usage
  • History of the English language
  • ESL methods
  • Acquisition of languages in children and adolescents
  • ESL assessment, placement, and advocacy

Graduate ESL Programs

Master’s degree programs in ESL are typically found throughout state-approved teacher preparation programs for initial teacher licensure/certification, while perhaps just as many are designed for current educators who are seeking to advance their ESL teaching career and/or earn an add-on endorsement in ESL through their state board of education.

Master’s degrees in ESL may be a Master of Arts (M.A.), a Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), or a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.). Further, a master’s degree may be in TESOL, which is generally focused on pedagogy, or on applied linguistics, which is generally focused on theory and language research. Therefore, individuals seeking initial certification must typically complete a TESOL-based master’s degree. Typical coursework found within a master’s degree in TESOL includes:

  • Methods and/or learning theory
  • Second language acquisition
  • Structure of English/English grammar
  • Language and culture
  • Methods of assessment in an ESL curriculum
  • ESL curriculum and materials design
  • Research methods

Depending on the graduate program, students may be expected to complete an internship/practicum in ESL; a capstone project/portfolio; and/or a thesis.

Generally, admission requirements into these programs are quite stringent, with applicants often required to show language proficiency through the completion of a graduate-level essay, English proficiency examination, and/or post-secondary credit hours in a single language.

TESOL Certification/Post-Baccalaureate Options

Licensed educators often seek an add-on ESL endorsement to their current teaching license through a TESOL certification program designed specifically for current educators who already hold a valid teaching license. These endorsement programs, which may be available through approved colleges or universities or as state-sponsored programs, include specific TESOL coursework (generally between 12 and 18 credit hours) for endorsement.

TESOL certificate/post-baccalaureate programs may be designed specifically for educators seeking an add-on endorsement, or they may feature graduate-level courses that not only meet the minimum requirements for an add-on endorsement, but may also be applied toward the completion of a master’s degree.

Required coursework in a TESOL certificate program may include:

  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Reading foundations
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • ESL trends and practices
  • ESL methodology
  • ESOL assessment and curriculum design

Accredited ESL Teacher Preparation Programs by State

It’s estimated that 10.5 percent of students in the U.S. do not speak English as their first language, or as the primary language spoken at home. And with this comes a serious shortage of qualified ESL teachers nationwide, especially in states that have a large immigrant population – California, New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois, chief among them.

Do you hold a bachelor’s degree but want to qualify to add an ESL endorsement to your teaching credentials by completing graduate studies? Perhaps you hold your undergraduate degree in an area other than education but would like to make a career change? Maybe you’re not that far along yet, but you’re ready to get your teaching career started by earning your undergraduate degree?

Colleges and universities nationwide offer undergraduate and graduate-level teacher preparation programs for every situation that will prepare you to effectively teach students who speak a language other than English. Whether you’re looking for a Pre-K cert, a standard K-12 endorsement, or even if you’re looking to teach English to adults, your best bet in selecting a quality program is to look to accreditation.

Accreditation takes two forms: 1) programmatic accreditation that verifies that the specific program meets high quality standards and 2) institutional accreditation that confirms the school is committed to high quality standards for all the programs it offers. And, of course, many programs available through accredited schools will also hold programmatic accreditation.

The primary reason to look to accreditation is to ensure your program meets the education standards your state board specifies for teacher licensing or additional endorsements. This means that the specific type of accreditation the school or program must hold depends on the requirements of your state board. In most cases, institutional accreditation through a regional accreditation agency meets the requirements, but you are advised to verify the specific requirements as stated by your board.

Consult the database below to find accredited ESL teacher preparation programs online or in your state:

 


 

Alabama

Auburn University – Auburn and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – TESL/TEFL
    • Graduate Certificate – Adult Education and English Language Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Auburn University at Montgomery – Montgomery and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate – Adult Education
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate – K-12 Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Birmingham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – ESL Teacher Enhancement Program
    • Master of Arts – English as a Second Language
    • Alternative Master of Arts – English as a Second Language (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Education Specialist- English as a Second Language
    • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Alabama – Florence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate Class A– English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12 certification)
    • Graduate Certificate Alt A- English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12 certification) (for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field)
    • Graduate Certificate – International English for Speakers of Other Languages (to teach adult ELLs) (no certification)
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (no certification)
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (certification or non-certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Alabama – Mobile and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Alternative Master of Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage – Anchorage

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Language Education – Concentration in English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Fairbanks

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Language & Literacy – Emphasis in English Language Learning
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Arizona

Arizona State University – Tempe and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Grand Canyon University – Phoenix and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion– Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (online)
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education – Emphasis in English as a Second Language (Initial Teacher Licensure) (online program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northcentral University – Prescott Valley and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language
    • Doctor of Education – English as a Second Language
    • Educational Specialist – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Pima Community College – Tucson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Degree Endorsement – Structured English Immersion
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Southern Assemblies of God University American Indian College – Phoenix

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education – Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language and Diversity I
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Arizona – Tucson and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Master of Arts – Second Language Learning and Educational Technology
    • Master of Arts – English and Applied Linguistics
    • Master of Arts – Language, Reading and Culture
    • Endorsement – Elementary Education – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Language Program Accreditation

 


 

Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University – Russellville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • ESL Endorsement
    • TESOL minor
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

John Brown University – Siloam Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with ESL endorsement)
    • Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Educational Specialist – Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Arkansas Fort Smith – Fort Smith

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Proficiency – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

California

Alliant International University – San Diego, Alhambra, Freson, Irvine, Sacramento, San Francisco

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Azusa Pacific University – Azusa, Taiwan and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate -– Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:
    • Field-based option TESOL programs allow students to learn while living and teaching abroad in places such as Taiwan, China and Thailand

Biola University – La Mirada and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts– Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California Baptist University – Riverside

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bilingual Authorization
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

California State University – Channel Islands – Camarillo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bilingual Authorization – for experienced teachers
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Chico – Chico

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching International Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – East Bay – Hayward

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages option
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University -Fullerton – Fullerton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Subject Matter Preparation Program for the World Language: English Language Development Credential
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Long Beach – Long Beach

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Linguistics – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages option
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Los Angeles – Los Angeles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teachers of English Learners
    • Graduate Certificate in English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Northridge – Northridge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts – Linguistics – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Bachelor of Arts – Linguistics – Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Sacramento – Sacramento

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – San Bernardino – San Bernardino

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

California State University – Stanislaus – Turlock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – California Teachers of English Learners
    • Master of Arts – Bilingual Education (Spanish or Mandarin)
    • Master of Arts – Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education
    • Credential- Bilingual Education (Spanish or Mandarin)
    • Credential – Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey– Monterey, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Teaching Foreign Languages – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Other info:
    • Offers immersive learning and study abroad programs in areas including (but not limited to) Colombia, Egypt, Rwanda, Cuba, Spain and Czech Republic

National University – La Jolla

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Notre Dame de Namur University – Belmont, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts– Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Pepperdine University – Malibu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Saint Mary’s College of California – Moraga

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Supplemental Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (for credentialed teachers)
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

San Diego State University – San Diego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Academic Literacy Development for English Language Learners
    • Certificate – Dual Language
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

San Francisco State University – San Francisco

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

San Jose State University – San Jose, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Sonoma State University – Rohnert Park

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of California – Riverside – Riverside

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bilingual Authorization – Spanish
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

University of San Diego – San Diego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Literacy and Culture
    • Bachelor of Arts to Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Literacy and Culture
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of San Francisco – San Francisco, Orange County, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

William Jessup University – Rocklin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

 


 

Colorado

Adams State University – Alamosa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages Cognate
    • Graduate Certificate– English for Speakers of Other Languages Cognate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Colorado State University – Fort Collins

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Linguistics – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-baccalaureate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Colorado Denver – Denver

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Secondary Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Multilingual Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Fairfield University – Fairfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with initial certification)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (without certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Post University – Waterbury and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Southern Connecticut State University – New Haven

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (cross-endorsement option in ELS and bilingual education)
    • Cross-Endorsement- Bilingual Education
    • Cross-Endorsement – – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Connecticut – Storrs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    • Sixth Year Diploma-Professional Education – Bilingual and Bicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Saint Joseph -West Hartford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Western Connecticut State University – Danbury

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages option
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

 


 

Delaware

University of Delaware – Newark

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Bachelor of Arts in English + Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (4+1 Program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Wilmington University – New Castle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English to Speakers of Other Languages Literacy
    • Master of Education – Reading/English to Speakers of Other Languages Literacy
    • Graduate Certificate – English Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

District of Columbia

American University – Washington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (five-year program)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Georgetown University – Washington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

George Washington University – Washington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development – Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    • Master of Education – Preparing Teachers for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lado International Institute – Washington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training

University of the District of Columbia – Washington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Adult Education – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Florida

Barry University -Miami Shores

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Carlos Albizu University – Miami, San Juan (PR), Mayaguez (PR) and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – Concentration in Exceptional Student Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual Education
    • Certificate – English as a Second Language Studies with FL endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Florida International University – Miami

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Special Education – Exceptional Student Education and ESOL Endorsement
    • Master in Foreign Language Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Urban Education – Multicultural – Bilingual
    • Master of Science in Urban Education – Multicultural- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Florida State University – Tallahassee and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Education – Foreign and Second Language Education (non-certification)
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Foreign and Second Language Education
    • Education Specialist – Foreign and Second Language Education
    • Doctor of Education – Foreign and Second Language Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale, San Juan (PR) and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement
    • Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (offered in Puerto Rico and international locations only)
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – ESOL/Reading Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education – ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southeastern University – Lakeland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Central Florida – Orlando

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Languages Other Than English
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Florida – Gainesville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education- – Curriculum and Instruction – ESOL/Bilingual
    • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction – ESOL/Bilingual
    • Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Certificate
    • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with ESOL specialization
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with ESOL specialization
    • Educational Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction with ESOL specialization
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Miami – Coral Gables

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Bilingual/Biliteracy Development in Spanish
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of North Florida – Jacksonville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Florida – Tampa, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Secondary Education – Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of South Florida St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – ESOL Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/ESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Tampa– Tampa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement (K-6)
    • Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education with ESOL Endorsement (6-12)
    • English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Georgia

Berry College – Mount Berry

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia Southern University – Statesboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement (to be added to a Georgia teaching certificate)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Georgia State University – Atlanta and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL endorsement)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field and no teacher certification)
    • ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation

Mercer University – Macon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Endorsement- English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Georgia – Athens

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Global Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and World Language Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Educational Specialist in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation

University of North Georgia – Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Hawaii

Brigham Young University Hawaii – Laie, Oahu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Hawaii Pacific University – Honolulu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Joint Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Anthropology in Culture and Language Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Intercultural Communications College Hawaii – online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Hawai’i Kapi’olani Community College – Honolulu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Educational Paraprofessional with a Concentration in Second Language Teaching
    • Certificate of Competence – Educational Paraprofessional Emphasis: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

University of Hawai’i at Manoa – Honolulu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
  • Accredited by:
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Idaho

Boise State University – Boise

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
    • Master of Education – English as a New Language
    • Endorsement – English as a New Language (K-12)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – TESOL/ENL Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – English as a New Language K-12 – TESOL Teaching Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Bilingual/Spanish Education (K-12) Teaching Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Arts in English – Linguistics Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Brigham Young University Idaho – Rexburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement for Early Childhood or Elementary Education majors
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Idaho State University – Pocatello

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Idaho – Moscow

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Illinois

Chicago State University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Bilingual Elementary Education (with Bilingual and ESL Approvals)
    • Master of Science in Bilingual Education (with or without teacher licensure)
    • Post-baccalaureate licensure program for Bilingual/Elementary Education Endorsement (initial license)
    • Bilingual Education Endorsement
    • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

College of Lake County – Grayslake

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Certificate – Teaching English Learners
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Concordia University Chicago – River Forest and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – English as a Second Language, with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

DePaul University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Master of Education – Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Graduate Bilingual Education Endorsement
    • Graduate Bilingual Education/ESL Endorsement
    • Graduate Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Endorsement
    • Graduate English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Dominican University – River Forest, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • English as a Second Language endorsement (for students with an Illinois teaching license)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Erikson Institute – Chicago and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education leading to Teaching License & Bilingual/ESL Endorsement
    • Bilingual/ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Greenville College – Greenville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Education, English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Illinois State University – Normal

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Sciences in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Judson University – Elgin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education -Bilingual and/or ESL Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science -Elementary Education – Bilingual and/or ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Lewis University -Romeoville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Loyola University Chicago – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Higher Learning Commission

National Louis University -Chicago and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bilingual Education Endorsement
    • English as a Second Language Endorsement
    • Master of Education – ESL Endorsement
    • Master of Education – ESL/Bilingual Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

North Central College – Naperville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English Language Learner undergraduate minor
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Chicago Public Schools Bilingual/ESL Endorsement Project
    • Bachelor of Arts – Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northern Illinois University – DeKalb

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

North Park University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate ESL Endorsement
    • Graduate Certificate- Bilingual Endorsement
    • Graduate Certificate – Combined Bilingual/ESL Endorsement
    • Graduate Certificate – ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Quincy University – Quincy, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Curriculum/Instruction – Bilingual/ESL (for students who are already licensed teachers)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Rockford University– Rockford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bilingual Teacher/ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (dual major)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Linguistics – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education – Elementary Education – Bilingual and English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Western Illinois University – Macomb

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Science – Bilingual Bicultural Education
    • Undergraduate Minor- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Wheaton College– Wheaton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Intercultural Studies
    • ESL Endorsement
    • Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

 


 

Indiana

Ball State University – Muncie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Linguistics
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Earlham College – Richmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Huntington University – Huntington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification in Teaching English Learners
    • Accelerated Teaching English Learners/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification (non-traditional certification)
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana State University – Terre Haute and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
    • Bachelor of Arts – Language Studies – Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad program offered in over 56 countries

Indiana University Bloomington – Bloomington and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis – Indianapolis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University Southeast – New Albany

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Elementary Education – English as a New Language/English as a Second Language
    • Master of Science in Education – Secondary Education – English as a New Language/English as a Second Language
    • English as a New Language/English as a Second Language license
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Saint Mary’s College – Notre Dame

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Minor in English as a Second Language and Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Valparaiso University – Valparaiso

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Teacher Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

WGU Indiana

online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – English Language Learning (PK-12)
    • Endorsement Preparation Program – English Language Learning (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Iowa

Buena Vista University – Storm Lake

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Endorsement K-12- Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Iowa State University – Ames

  • Degrees Offered:
    • K-12 ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Iowa – Iowa City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Foreign Language and ESL Education
    • Master of Arts – Foreign Language and ESL Education
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Spanish
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Upper Iowa University – Fayette

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education – English as a Second Language K-12 Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

 


 

Kansas

Emporia State University – Emporia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Kansas State University -Manhattan

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language for Adult Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Emphasis in English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Newman University – Wichita

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – ESOL Curriculum & Instruction
    • ESOL Licensure Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Pittsburg State University – Pittsburg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Teaching – English as a Second Language emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Kansas – Lawrence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with or without teacher licensure)
    • Endorsement only- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Saint Mary – Overland Park and Leavenworth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – ESL Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Kentucky

Asbury University – Wilmore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – English as a Second Language Endorsement
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language P-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Campbellsville University – Campbellsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English as a Second Language P-12 Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Morehead State University – Morehead, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Murray State University – Murray, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – ESL Endorsement to Teaching Certification
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Education Specialist in Teaching & Learning – English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Louisville – Louisville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Endorsement (P-12) (for existing certified teachers)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Shreveport – Shreveport and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Curriculum &Instruction – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southeastern Louisiana University – Hammond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English as a Second Language endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Tulane University – New Orleans

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Holy Cross – New Orleans

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification in ESL for Certified Teachers
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Louisiana Lafayette – Lafayette

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Maine

University of Maine – Orono

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Southern Maine – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate of Advanced Study – English as a Second Language
    • Certificate of Graduate Study – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Maryland

Loyola University Maryland – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Teaching English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

McDaniel College – Westminster and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montgomery College – Rockville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Notre Dame of Maryland University – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PreK-12 concentration, Post-secondary concentration available)
    • Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-Master’s Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Maryland Baltimore County – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (General)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with Thesis)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with K-12 Certification
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Thesis and K-12 Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Maryland College Park – College Park

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – specialization in TESOL and K-12 Certification
    • Maryland Master’s Certification Program – Specialization in TESOL
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – specialization in TESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Massachusetts

Boston University – Boston and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- Leadership and Policy Studies (online)
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Cambridge College – Cambridge, Lawrence, Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language (licensure or non-licensure)
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Elms College – Chicopee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language (PreK-6 or 5-12)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – English as a Second Language (with initial licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Framingham State University – Framingham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Concentration in International Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Associate of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Gordon College – Wenham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL (PreK-6) Licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Associate of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lesley University – Cambridge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education (1-6) and English as a Second Language (ESL) (PreK-6) (two teaching licenses)
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education (1-6) with Add-License Preparation for English as a Second Language (Elementary Education Urban Initiative)
    • English as a Second Language (PK-6) leading to Initial License in ESL
    • English as a Second Language (5-12) leading to Initial License in ESL
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Associate of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Merrimack College – North Andover

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language (with PreK-6 licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Salem State University – Salem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Licensure – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Associate of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual/English as a Second Language/Multicultural Concentration
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – Dartmouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Worcester State University – Worcester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for ESL Initial Teacher Licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

 


 

Michigan

Aquinas College – Grand Rapids

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language K-12
    • Graduate Endorsement – English as a Second Language K-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Cornerstone University – Grand Rapids and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:
    • Optional Peace Corps International MA in TESOL program

Grand Valley State University – Allendale

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Literacy Studies – Emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Madonna University – Livonia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Michigan State University – East Lansing

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Spring Arbor University – Spring Arbor and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in Adolescent and Adult Education
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in K-12 Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wayne State University – Detroit

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education – concentration in English as a Second Language
    • Bachelor of Elementary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education – concentration in English as a Second Language
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education – concentration in English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Elementary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education – concentration in English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary Education- Bilingual/Bicultural Education – concentration in English as a Second Language
    • Education Specialist – Bilingual/Bicultural Education
    • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Endorsement-English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Minnesota

Bethel University – Saint Paul

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Education – Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12 licensure)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12 licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hamline University – Saint Paul and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language (initial K-12 licensure)
    • Master of Arts – English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Add on additional licensure – English as a Second Language (K-12)
    • Advanced certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Certificate – Adult English as a Second Language
    • Certificate – ESL for Mainstream Teachers
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

North Central University – Minneapolis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teach English Overseas
    • Bachelor of Science – Intercultural Studies -Teaching English as a Foreign Language track
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad programs offered in various locations around the world (changes annually)

Saint Cloud State University – St. Cloud

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Licensure – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southwest Minnesota State University – Marshall

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Walden University – Minneapolis and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K-12) (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Mississippi

Mississippi State University – Mississippi State

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in English – Emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Supplemental endorsement for undergraduates in education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:
    • Four-week practicum offered in Chile

University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages
    • ESL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad programs available in France and Spain

University of Mississippi – University

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Modern Languages- Emphasis in Applied Linguistics & TESOL
    • ESL Endorsement
    • TESOL minor
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Missouri

Avila University – Kansas City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Advanced Certificate – English Language Learners K-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Calvary University – Kansas City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Lindenwood University– Saint Charles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages (certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Missouri Southern State University – Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Missouri Western State University– Saint Joseph

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Concentration in English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English Language Learners
    • Add-on Certification – English Language Learners/English as a Second Language (for licensed elementary and secondary teachers with a Master’s degree in Education)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Missouri-Columbia – Columbia, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Learning, Teaching and Curriculum – Emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Learning Outcomes
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Webster University – Saint Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Montana

Montana State University – Billings and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Nebraska

College of Saint Mary – Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • English as a Second Language K-12 Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Concordia University Nebraska – Seward, Lincoln, Omaha and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Endorsement – English as a Second Language/English Language Learners
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL/ELL Emphasis
    • Master of Education – Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Emphases
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Doane College – Crete

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Grace University – Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education and ELL Supplemental Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science – Middle School Education and ELL Supplemental Endorsement
    • English as a Second Language Supplemental Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Nebraska Kearney – Kearney and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nebraska Lincoln – Lincoln

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • ELL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nebraska Omaha – Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Endorsement – Bilingual Education
    • Graduate Endorsement -ESL/ELL
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nevada

Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Nevada Las Vegas – Las Vegas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English Language Learning
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Curriculum & Instruction – Cultural and International Studies in Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nevada Reno – Reno

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Education – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Technical Institute – Concord

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – ESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Plymouth State University – Plymouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Language Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with NH K-12 certification)
    • Master of Education in Language Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (noncertification)
    • Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

 


 

New Jersey

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Madison and Teaneck

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Georgian Court University – Lakewood

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – ESL and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – ESL and Specific Subject K-12
    • Master of Arts in Education – English as a Second Language
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Kean University – Union

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – Bilingual Option
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts – English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum –Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Jersey City University – Jersey City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rider University – Lawrenceville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – English as a Second Language
    • Certificate – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rowan University – Glassboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Graduate Studies – English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Endorsement – Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

  • Degrees Offered:
    • NJ Certification – Bilingual/Bicultural
    • NJ Certification – ESL & Bilingual/Bicultural
    • NJ Certification – ESL
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Stockton University – Pomona and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL/Bicultural/Bilingual Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of New Jersey – Ewing

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University – Portales

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction -Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Curriculum & Instruction – Bilingual Education
    • Master of Arts – Curriculum & Instruction-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Curriculum & Instruction – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northern New Mexico College – Espanola

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Bilingual Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Santa Fe Community College – Santa Fe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Specialization in Elementary, Bilingual and Special Education (partnership with Eastern New Mexico University)
    • Teacher Certification – Bilingual Education Endorsement
    • Teacher Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of New Mexico – Albuquerque

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies – Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language
    • Endorsement – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of the Southwest – Hobbs and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Education – Curriculum & Instruction- Bilingual
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

 


 

New York

Adelphi University – Garden City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with teaching Certification)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (without teaching certification)
    • Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts or Bachelor of Science to Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – 5-year program
    • Master of Science – Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings -Tri-Certification: Pre-Service track
    • Master of Science – Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings- Tri-Certification: In-Service track
    • Master of Science – Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings – Alternative Certificate: Transitional B Program
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Pupil Personnel
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Education (for certified teachers)
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Intensive Teacher Institute Program in Bilingual Education
    • Bilingual Education Certification
    • Post-Master’s Certificate Program: Bilingual Certification Extension for School Social Workers
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Boricua College – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
    • Certificate – Bilingual Education Extension (Grades 1-6)
    • Certificate – Bilingual Education Extension (Grades K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Canisius College – Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City College of New York – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Certification – Bilingual Childhood Education Grades 1-6
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Special Education
    • Master of Education – Bilingual General Education
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Bilingual Extension
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City University of New York Brooklyn College – Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Childhood Education Teacher (1-6)- Bilingual Education Extension
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Childhood Education Teacher (1-6)- Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City University of New York Hunter College – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language (for Adult Learners)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language (for PreK-12 Learners)
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language- PreK-12 NYS Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City University of New York Lehman College – Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language (for PreK-12 teachers who are NYS certified in another subject)
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language (for PreK-12 teachers with a Master’s degree and NYS certification)
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language (for PreK-12 teachers with a bachelor’s degree in another area)
    • Bilingual Extension PreK-12 (for teachers fluent in another language and NYS certified as a teacher)
    • Adult ESL certification also available
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City University of New York Queens College – Flushing

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Elementary Bilingual Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Fordham University – Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Special Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (for K-12 certification)
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (non-certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hobart and William Smith Colleges – Geneva

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PreK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hofstra University – Hempstead

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language with Specialization in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Master of Science in Education – Languages Other than English and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Languages Other than English and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (non-certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Houghton College – Houghton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- Elementary or Secondary
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Long Island University Brooklyn – Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Long Island University-Hudson – Purchase and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (all grades)
    • Master of Science in Education – Childhood Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (all grades)
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages -Adult/Post-Secondary (non-certification)
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Education
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Long Island University Post – Post

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Manhattanville College – Purchase

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (all grades certification)
    • Certificate of Advanced Study – Bilingual Education (Childhood/Spanish)
    • Master of Professional Studies – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (all grades certification)
    • Master of Professional Studies – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Adult and International Settings certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mercy College – Dobbs Ferry

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Intensive Teacher Institute Bilingual Special Education
    • Bilingual Extension Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Molloy College – Rockville Centre

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bilingual Extension Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nazareth College – Rochester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Initial NYS Teacher Certification
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Additional NYS Teacher Certification
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (for students who already have NYS teacher certification)
    • Post-Master’s ESOL Certification Only Program
    • Bilingual Education Extension
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New York University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification
    • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, non-certification
    • Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification
    • Master of Arts in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification
    • Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification
    • Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Teachers of Foreign Languages in College, non-certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Niagara University – Niagara University

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PreK-12) (non-certification)
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PreK-12) with Initial Teacher Certification
    • Certificate of Advanced Studies – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nyack College – Nyack

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with teaching certification)
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (without teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

St. John’s University – New York, Oakdale, Queens, Staten Island, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Education Extension
    • Master of Education – Childhood Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Intensive Teacher Institute Bilingual Pupil Personnel
    • Advanced Certificate – Intensive Teacher Institute Bilingual Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate – Intensive Teacher Institute Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Intensive Teacher Institute Bilingual Education
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at Albany – Albany and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • NYS K-12 Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with K-12 certification)
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (without K-12 certification)
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Communication (dual major)
    • Graduate Certificate- English as a Foreign Language
    • Advanced Certificate -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics plus Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (no teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at Buffalo – Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Advanced Studies – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at Fredonia– Fredonia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with or without NYS teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

State University of New York College at Oswego – Oswego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York Old Westbury – Old Westbury

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Childhood Education with Bilingual Education Extension (Grades 1-6)
    • Bachelor of Science – Special Education with Bilingual Education Extension (Grades 1-6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Stony Brook University – Stony Brook

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Syracuse University – Syracuse

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English Language Learners (PreK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Teachers College at Columbia University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts- Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with K-12 certification)
    • Master of Education- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Education- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of New Rochelle – New Rochelle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The New School – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Touro College -New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bilingual Advanced Certificate – Pupil Personnel Services
    • Bilingual Advanced Certificate – Special Education and Speech and Language Disabilities
    • Bilingual Advanced Certificate – General Education, PreK-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University at Buffalo – Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Utica College – Syracuse

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Birth-Grade 12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

North Carolina

East Carolina University – Greenville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Gardner-Webb University – Boiling Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – English as a Second Language – K-12 teacher licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Greensboro College – Greensboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Mars Hill University – Mars Hill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – English as a Second Language (K-12)
    • Add on Licensure – English as a Second Language (K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Meredith College – Raleigh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language (K-12) (5-year program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

North Carolina Central University – Durham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Add on licensure – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Teaching Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Languages
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Education in Teacher Education – Teaching English as a Second Languages
    • Undergraduate Minor—Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Greensboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Education in Teacher Education – Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Western Carolina University – Cullowhee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Winston-Salem State University – Winston-Salem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

North Dakota

University of North Dakota– Grand Forks

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English Language Learner (ELL) Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Valley City State University – Valley City and Online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English Language Learners
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Higher Learning Commission

 


 

Ohio

Capital University – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Teaching Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Accredited by:
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Higher Learning Commission
    • Other info:
      • Study abroad programs offered in Germany, Sweden

Cleveland State University – Cleveland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate/Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Education – Literacy Development and Instruction – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Muskingum University – New Concord

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Higher Learning Commission

Ohio Dominican University – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Multi-Age Endorsement)
    • Master of Arts- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Adult/International Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Toledo – Toledo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts and Education – English as a Second Language (with licensure)
    • Master of Science and Education – English as a Second Language (with licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Youngstown State University – Youngstown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Oklahoma

Langston University – Langston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual/Multicultural Education Option
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northeastern State University – Tahlequah

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oral Roberts University – Tulsa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Oregon

Concordia University – Portland – Portland, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – English Language Development
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction- English as a Second Language (K-Adult)
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Eastern Oregon University – La Grande and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Undergraduate Certificate – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Science in Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate- English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

George Fox University – Newberg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- English for Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lewis & Clark College – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESOL Endorsement
    • Master of Arts in Teaching with ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Multnomah University – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Linguistics – minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Foundations in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Advanced Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Pacific University -Forest Grove

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESOL Endorsement
    • ESOL/Reading Dual Endorsement
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – STEM/ESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Portland State University – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Southern Oregon University – Ashland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESOL Endorsement
    • ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Oregon – Eugene

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
    • Master of Science in Educational Studies – Multicultural/Multilingual Reading
    • ESOL Endorsement
    • ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Portland – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Baccalaureate ESOL Endorsement Certificate
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Western Oregon University – Monmouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESOL Endorsement
    • Post-Baccalaureate ESOL Endorsement Certificate
    • ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Pennsylvania

Arcadia University – Glenside

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Literacy Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Reading
    • Master of Education – Literacy Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Technology
    • Certificate – English as a Second Language Program Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania – Bloomsburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Program Specialist – ESL Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Masters of Arts in Applied Second Language Acquisition – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Second Language Acquisition – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

DeSales University – Center Valley

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Program Specialist Certification
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Drexel University – Philadelphia and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Duquesne University – Pittsburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – English as a Second Language
    • ESL Specialist Certificate (PA)
    • Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Eastern University – St. David’s and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certification – ESL Program Specialist (K-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Holy Family University – Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Literacy
    • PA Teachers Certificate- English as a Second Language Program Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate of Recognition – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

La Salle University – Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with PA ESL certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Lancaster Bible College – Lancaster

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Lehigh University – Bethlehem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Moravian College – Bethlehem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Program Specialist Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg – Middletown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Program Specialist Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Pennsylvania State University – University Park and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (online)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (on-campus)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Rosemont College – Rosemont

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Program Specialist Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Temple University – Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Education – Concentration in Applied Linguistics
    • Program Specialist – PA ESL Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • ESL Program Specialist – PA ESL Endorsement
    • Master of Education with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
    • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

West Chester University of Pennsylvania – West Chester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island College – Providence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education with Advanced Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Certificate of Advanced Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Rhode Island– Kingston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master in Education – Specialization and Certification in TESOL and Dual Language Immersion
    • Certification – TESOL and Dual Language Immersion
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

South Carolina

College of Charleston – Charleston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate -English to Speakers of Other Languages (Certificate I – for new ESOL teachers; Certificate II – for existing ESOL teachers)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Columbia International University – Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Carolina – Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – TESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Vermillion

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Tennessee

Belmont University – Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Johnson University – Knoxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – English as a Second Language Education (Grades PreK-12)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – English as a Second Language Education (Grades PreK-12)
    • Master of Arts in Holistic Education – Concentration in Grades K-5 & ESL Grades PreK-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lee University – Cleveland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lipscomb University – Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English Language Learning
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Pellissippi State Community College – Knoxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science in Teaching – ESL Option
    • Associate of Arts in Teaching – ESL Option
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Tennessee Technological University – Cookeville, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Professional Studies – Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Memphis – Memphis, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate in TESL/TEFL
    • Master of Arts in English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Knoxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Texas

Austin Community College – Austin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-baccalaureate Certification – ESL Supplement
    • Post-baccalaureate Certification – Bilingual Supplement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Dallas Baptist University – Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Lamar University – Beaumont and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master in Education in Teacher Leadership – Specialization in English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Midwestern State University – Wichita Falls

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies- Bilingual Generalist and General Education EC-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Sam Houston State University – Huntsville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC-6 Generalist with Bilingual Spanish Certifications
    • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC-6 Generalist with Bilingual Spanish Certification
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southern Methodist University – Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

St. Edward’s University – Austin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification in Elementary School ESL Generalist
    • Certification in Elementary School Spanish Language Arts and Reading – Bilingual Generalist
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas A&M International University – Laredo – Laredo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Major in Elementary Education with EC-6 Certification – Bilingual Emphasis
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Major in Elementary Education with EC-6 Certification- ESL Emphasis
    • Master of Science – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas A&M University -College Station – College Station

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Bilingual Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas A&M University – Kingsville – Kingsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas Southern University – Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Education
    • Bilingual Education endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas State University – San Marcos

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Elementary Education- Bilingual/Bicultural
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Texas Tech University – Lubbock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas Wesleyan University – Fort Worth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Second Language Education and Culture
    • Graduate Certification – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas Woman’s University -Denton and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-6 Core Subjects with Bilingual)
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL)
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 Core Subjects with Bilingual)
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 Core Subjects with ESL)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- EC-6 Core Subjects with Bilingual
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – 4-8 Core Subjects with Bilingual
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – 4-8 Core Subjects with ESL
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Houston Downtown – Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL
    • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC-6 Core Subjects with Bilingual
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of North Texas – Denton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Core Subjects EC-6 with ESL Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Core Subjects EC-6 with Bilingual Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Grades 4-8 English Language Arts/Reading with ESL Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Grades 4-8 Mathematics with ESL Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Grades 4-8 Science with ESL Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Grades 4-8 Social Studies with ESL Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of St. Thomas – Houston – Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies –EC-6 Generalist with Bilingual Generalist Dual Certification
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Generalist with ESL Endorsement EC-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Elementary Education ESL
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Elementary Education Bilingual and ESL
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Texas at Austin – Austin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Master of Education – Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Bilingual-Bicultural Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-6 Core Subjects Bilingual Generalist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

University of Texas El Paso – El Paso and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies – 4-8 Bilingual Generalist
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies –EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies –EC-6 Bilingual Generalist Head Start
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Bilingual Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas of the Permian Basin – Odessa and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Bilingual/ESL Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Edinburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Art in English – Teacher Certification 8-12, ESL
      • ESL EC-6 Teacher Certification
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies- Bilingual Education Specialization for Elementary Education (EC-6)
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies- ESL Education Specialization for Elementary Education (EC-6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

WGU Texas – online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – English Language Learning (PK-12)
    • Endorsement Preparation Program – English Language Learning (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Utah

Brigham Young University – Provo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Dixie State University – St. George

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESL Endorsement (K-6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Utah– Salt Lake City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – TESOL
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Utah Valley University – Orem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Western Governors University – Salt Lake City and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – English Language Learning (PK-12)
    • Endorsement Preparation Program – English Language Learning (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Westminster College – Salt Lake City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Vermont

Goddard College – Plainfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement – Bilingual Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Marlboro College – Brattleboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Saint Michael’s College – Colchester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

School for International Training Graduate Institute – Brattleboro, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Vermont – Burlington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

Virginia

Eastern Mennonite University – Harrisonburg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

George Mason University – Fairfax

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language/Special Education
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language Education for Practitioners
    • Graduate Certificate – International ESOL Education (PK-12) Licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

James Madison University – Harrisonburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • PreK-12 Licensure Teaching Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Accredited by:
      • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Old Dominion University – Norfolk

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with initial VA state licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Regent University – Virginia Beach and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – concentration in Adult Education -Collegiate
    • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages –concentration in ESL PreK-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master for Professional Development – English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate –Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Virginia– Charlottesville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Reading – Teaching English as a Second Language/Adult
    • Master of Education in Reading – Teaching English as a Second Language /K-12
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia Tech – Blacksburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – ESL and Multicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Washington

Central Washington University – Ellensburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

City University of Seattle – Seattle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Gonzaga University – Spokane

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northwest University – Kirkland and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Saint Martin’s University – Lacey

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Seattle Pacific University – Seattle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with K-12 certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Seattle University – Seattle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Master’s Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Washington Bothell – Bothell

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Endorsement – English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Master of Education – English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Washington Tacoma – Tacoma

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – K-8 with English Language Learners Certification
    • Master of Education – K-8 with English Language Learners Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Washington State University – Pullman, Tri-Cities, Spokane

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bilingual Endorsement
    • Master of Education – Bilingual Certification
    • English Language Learners Endorsement
    • Master of Education- English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

Western Washington University – Bellingham, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:
    • Summer study available in Mexico

WGU Washington – online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – English Language Learning (PK-12)
    • Endorsement Preparation Program – English Language Learning (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Whitworth University – Spokane

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – English Language Learners
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

 


 

West Virginia

Marshall University – Huntington and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

West Virginia University – Morgantown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Commission of English Program Language Accreditation

 


 

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin– Mequon, online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – English as a Second Language for Teachers
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Edgewood College – Madison

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL licensure program
    • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – Green Bay

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Master of Science -Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning – Emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Minor in Humanistic Studies – Emphasis in TESL/Linguistics
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ESL Certification
    • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – ESL Concentration
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Platteville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language
    • Graduate Certificate- Bilingual/ESL
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin – River Falls – River Falls

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with teaching certification)
    • Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (without teaching certification)
    • WI teaching license – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point– Stevens Point

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Minor- Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin Whitewater – Whitewater

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Minor – English as a Second Language (licensure)
    • Minor – Bilingual Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

 


 

Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Laramie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – English as a Second Language K-12 Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

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