M.Ed. – TESOL – K-12

School of Education

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825+ Teachers of the Year

Finding Your Niche Opens New Doors

You love teaching children but perhaps you have a passion for helping students from diverse cultures learn the English language. Here's your chance to hone your skills and your interests too while filling the gap in this critical area. Regent's Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – K-12 is designed for individuals like you who desire to work with children who are learning English as a second or foreign language.

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Demand for qualified TESOL professionals is at record levels – high-demand equals higher salary opportunity.

ADDRESS GROWING NEED

Knowledgeable experts are needed for service delivery in this often overlooked area.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Enjoy career opportunities in many professional areas – domestic and international settings.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this in-demand degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

Best Online Master's Education - AC Online - 2018-19 Best Online PHD - AC Online - 2018-19

Must possess a current teaching license to pursue this track

Fully online

8-week course sessions


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 33

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Upon completion of this concentration, the graduate will be able to:

  • Understand linguistics, intercultural/cross-cultural education, second language acquisition, teaching reading and assessing student achievement.
  • Use standards-based methods for assessing language proficiency and proven strategies that engage young learners.
  • Apply skills and strategies in alignment with the WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design) and TESOL English language proficiency standards and best practices for instruction and assessment of ELLs.

Career Opportunities

  • ESL/EFL Teacher
  • ESL/EFL Administrator
  • Teacher/Administrator in International Context
  • Missionary

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2018-19 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Active Teaching License
Please send a copy of your active teaching license to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Step 4: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 6: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.


Important Information

Background Check: Students in endorsement programs are required to complete a background check because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. Regent University School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.

Current Teaching License: Applicants to the K-12 concentration of the TESOL program (M.Ed. or certificate) must hold a professional teaching license; a submitted copy of the current teaching license is required along with the admissions application.

ESL Endorsement: In Virginia and many other states, currently licensed teachers can obtain an additional endorsement in ESL by earning a passing score on the ESOL Praxis II. The Regent TESOL program with a concentration in K-12 addresses all of the areas covered on this important assessment. For information on state-specific licensure/testing requirements, please consult your state department of education and/or the Educational Testing Services website.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.Ed. – TESOL – K-12