MEd in English for Speakers of Other Languages


Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

Pursue your interest in helping non-English speakers learn to speak and use the English language with the ESOL graduate degree at SNHU. The ESOL graduate degree is designed for those who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages in public or private schools. With the growing demand for ESOL and bilingual education, career opportunities in this field are excellent.

Earn K-12 Certification

The Master of Education in ESOL is an initial licensure program for aspiring teachers who wish to become New Hampshire-certified to teach ESOL in grades K-12. These teachers may teach in self-contained ESOL classrooms or in “pull-in/push out” classrooms teaching English for speakers of other languages who are in some mainstream classes.

The ESOL graduate degree also is ideal for certified elementary and secondary teachers seeking additional endorsement and credentials. This added credential provides mainstream teachers with the knowledge to support English language learners in mainstream classrooms.

The ESOL graduate degree is available at the SNHU Manchester campus, an easy commute from communities throughout the region.

Advantages of the MEd in ESOL

  • Earn New Hampshire certification as an ESOL teacher.
  • An affordable Master of Education program offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.
  • Excellent job prospects, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Learn effective ESOL teaching practices from accomplished instructors who have spent years in the classroom.
  • One-to-one personalized support from an academic advisor.
  • Graduate in two years, with two courses per 10-week term.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.

Initial licensure candidates also are required to complete a general assessment form.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

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