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Master of Arts in Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Program Quick Facts

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TESOL Endorsement

Fulfill the coursework for adding a TESOL endorsement to your New Mexico teaching license.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Support the Success of ESL and EFL Students

In the Master of Arts in Education: TESOL program, you’ll enhance your understanding of bilingualism and multilingualism to design and implement effective language learning experiences. Graduates of this program are prepared to advocate for the rights and needs of bilingual children, families, and communities, fostering equity and social justice in educational settings.

This degree program does not lead to licensure. However, it can be used to add a TESOL endorsement to your existing license from the New Mexico State Department of Education.

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Career Pathways

Graduates of the master’s in TESOL program can apply their skills in various roles involving English language learning and supporting multilingual students, including:

  • Curriculum Developer
  • ESL/EFL Teacher
  • Language Instructor Abroad
  • TESOL Program Coordinator
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“I had a great relationship with peers and teachers at NMSU Global Campus. Even though it was online, we were still part of a bigger community and felt connected to the main campus as well.”

Jessica G., Class of 2024

The master’s in TESOL is designed for preservice and in-service teachers working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students. This program offers options to focus on either PreK-12 or international contexts, emphasizing the unique educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) and bilingual learners.

The curriculum covers multicultural education, literacy instruction for bilingual students, technology integration in language learning, and second language acquisition. Special attention is given to equity and social justice issues, with a particular focus on the Southwest Borderlands and Spanish-speaking populations.

Delivery Format: 100% online, asynchronous
Program Credits: 33-36 credits
Program Length: 2 years full-time
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
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Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program must choose either the PreK-12 focus, which requires 33 credits, or the international focus, which requires 36 credits. Both focuses include a TESOL practicum component.

This program does not include licensure and is designed for already-licensed working educators who want to obtain a TESOL endorsement, or for individuals planning to work in positions that do not require a teaching license.

Sample Courses Credits
EDUC 5120: Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 5140: Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
BLED 5210: Literacy-Language Instruction for Bilingual Students 3
BLED 5320: Second Language Acquisition 3
BLED 5410: Sociolinguistics in Education 3
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Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum of 2.75 in undergraduate coursework
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.