Master of education University of Missouri
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A master’s in TESOL from MU can help you advance your career in contexts where English is taught as a second or foreign language. If you are a teacher and want to help non-native speakers tap the possibilities offered by the English language, this may be the program for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

This degree has potential benefits for

  • English language instructors
  • Language program administrators
  • Language testers
  • Writers for educational materials
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers
Employment growth
Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.
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Program structure

This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Most students study part time, taking two classes per semester, and earn their master’s degrees in just two years.

Course work includes

  • Structure of the English language
  • How languages are used and learned
  • Design and implementation of tasks, assessments, and curricula to facilitate language learning


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum