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Graduate Program Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MS)

Teach English Abroad with a Teaching English as a Foreign Language MS

Note: This program was designed for our partnership with Vietnam National University and is taught on-site in Vietnam. You will be taking the courses while living and staying in Vietnam. If you are looking for our campus-based program, visit our program page for our Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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 is taught in partnership with Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam. This joint partnership degree program is hosted by our partner, Vietnam National University, and 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.

See Yourself Succeed at Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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. Transfer credit is accepted for courses taken at the graduate level at a recognized University in Vietnam as part of the application process. An additional 6 courses are taught on-site in Vietnam.

Admission Requirements

SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission.

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms and are taught in a cohort-based system. You can apply at any time and get a decision within a few weeks of submitting all required materials in partnership with VNU. To apply, simply complete our online application form.

Career Outlook

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 transfer credits plus 6 courses taught on-site in Vietnam by SNHU faculty. Transfer credit is accepted for courses taken at an accepted Vietnamese university prior to admission to the SNHU program and then an additional 6 courses are taught on-site by SNHU faculty.

Graduate Tuition

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.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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