Opportunities for teaching English in other countries are increasing yearly as English continues to be the preferred language for many professions and a requirement in many foreign school systems, beginning as early as primary school. A Master of Science in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is the degree of choice for overseas employment.
The Master of Science in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Southern New Hampshire University is designed for people teaching or intending to teach English in foreign school systems, language schools, businesses and organizations. The MS in TEFL is also appropriate for those who wish to teach in similar situations here in the United States.
In the MS in Teaching English as a Foreign Language program, methodologies for all types of teaching situations are integrated into the curriculum, as well as strategies for teaching learners of all ages. Twelve courses are required (including supervised practice teaching) for a total of 36 credits.
Participants in the MS in TEFL program have the opportunity to observe classes throughout the Greater Manchester area and in the year-round Intensive English Program offered by The Institute for Language Education.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in teaching English as a foreign language at SNHU include:
SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admission requirements.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.
Overall, careers in education are experiencing healthy growth. Kindergarten and elementary school teacher positions are expected to grow 6% through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment of middle school and high school teachers is projected to grow 4% through 2024 as well.
The MS in Teaching English as a Foreign Language program consists of 12 courses, five of your own choosing, while seven are required — including supervised practice teaching.
Total Credits: 36
Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.