M.Ed. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Program Features
8-week Courses
100% Online
30 Credit Hours Required

Earning an M.Ed. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Concordia University, Nebraska equips you with the knowledge to understand the foundations of second-language learning and how to effectively assess students’ abilities and develop methods for intervention and learning assistance. 

With an online M.Ed. in TESOL, you will: 

  • Have the skills to design and develop meaningful ESL curriculum and teach reading and writing skills that support overall learning. 
  • Unlock real-world experience during a 45-hour practicum that pairs you with one or more PreK–12 ESL students in your own classroom or area school. 
  • Be equipped to teach K–12 students and adult learners in both the United States and international contexts.  

TESOL Courses

$425 per credit hour
standard rate
$340 per credit hour
special rate*

*Special rate: Those who work in a Lutheran institution, members of Lutheran congregations, alumni of any Concordia University System (CUS) school or Nebraska residents1

Lowest price among CUS schools and in Nebraska


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Program Highlights


With an online graduate degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Concordia University, you’ll find a distinctive blend of faith-based training and real-world experience, and: 

  • Understand and support struggling students with teaching methods and practices that reflect Christ’s light and prepare kids for a future of success. 
  • Choose an emphasis area or teaching endorsement that fits your unique interests or needs in the classroom, including reading specialist or ESL endorsements. 
    • M.Ed. TESOL with ESL Endorsement (30 hours) 
    • ESL Endorsement (15 hours + 45-hour practicum) 
  • Concordia’s M.Ed. in TESOL meets both Nebraska’s English Second Language Endorsement and TESOL International Association standards. 


Learn from education experts who bring faith, years of experience and specialized knowledge to the classroom. 

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Valerie E.

I had a very positive experience and I feel prepared for my job as an ELL teacher. I have already used and will continue to use many of the materials that I learned about in the classroom.

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Information sessions run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the program formats, application process, financial aid, payment plans and questions that you may have.


Concordia's online Master's degree in TESOL is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 


Degree Goals

A TESOL graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Exercise an understanding of language as a system. 
  • Support English language learners (ELLs) as they acquire English language and literacy. 
  • Understand major TESOL concepts, principles, theories and research. 
  • Understand the nature and role of culture in literacy and language.  
  • Create effective learning environments for speakers of other languages.  

Career Outcomes


  • Teach ESL to students from grades PK-12 in a school, district, education unit, or outside the school setting in refugee/immigrant centers, afterschool programs, etc. 


  • Design and/or develop ESL programs, materials, activities strategies, and more to support schools, churches, government programs, community programs, etc. 


  • Teach ESL to adults in a variety of potential settings, including community colleges, universities, or refugee/immigrant programs. 


  • Teach ESL to children and/or adults overseas in schools and universities, or internationally as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) instructor. 


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1Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.