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Online TESOL degrees, certificates and certification preparation courses

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The online TESOL programs at the University of Missouri help prepare educators like you to meet the needs of multicultural and multilingual learners, both children and adults, in a wide range of educational settings in the United States and abroad.

The online TESOL programs at MU are designed for:

  • Candidates seeking advanced education in ESL/EFL teaching and learning
  • K-12 educators certified in the state of Missouri seeking ESOL certification


Online graduate students at MU pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live. We also offer 10% tuition reduction awards for veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, National Guardsmen, and military spouses and dependents who want to study online.


TESOL programs at MU are 100% online: no campus visits are required. Take the courses when you choose, as suits your busy schedule. Most students study part time, taking two classes per semester, and complete their course work in two years or less.


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. Mizzou’s online graduate education programs are ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report.


Find your program

Certification preparation

Missouri K-12 ESOL (Mo K-12 ESOL cert prep)

Missouri K-12 teaching English to speakers of other languages certification preparation

Meet all educational competencies required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for Missouri ESOL certification.



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

Further your career in contexts where English is taught as a second or foreign language.

Graduate certificate

TESOL (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

Help non-native speakers tap the possibilities offered by the English language.

Take your first step

You’re one click away from learning online with the award-winning College of Education. Learn more about the online TESOL programs and how to apply today!