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Students in a class: Regent’s adult education master’s program addresses a growing need for TESOL professionals.

M.Ed. in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate

Teach, Mentor & Lead Through a Master’s in Adult Education

You love teaching people of all ages but perhaps you feel you have a real talent for coaching adults. 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) – Adult Education-Collegiate is designed for individuals like you who desire to work with adults who are learning English as a second or foreign language.

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October 24, 2022
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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

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

ADDRESS GROWING NEED THROUGH AN ADULT EDUCATION DEGREE

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

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

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

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 5 online graduate education programs in Virginia for 10 years in a row (2013-2022). Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this in-demand degree is recognized by PLEXUSS as the #1 Best TESOL Program in Virginia, 2020 & 2021, and is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the Master of Education – TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate degree, you will be able to:

  • Understand linguistics, intercultural/cross-cultural education, second language acquisition, teaching reading, and assessing student achievement.
  • Apply standards-based methods for assessing language proficiency
  • Integrate proven strategies that engage adult learners into your lesson plans.

Career Opportunities

  • ESL/EFL Teacher
  • ESL/EFL Administrator
  • Teacher/Administrator in International Context
  • Missionary
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Examines the development and administration of curriculum and instructional programs for adult learners in diverse educational settings including adult basic education, GED, and workplace. Emphasis is placed on effective environments and instructional strategies for addressing programmatic goals and outcome appropriate for adults.
Introduces a developmental leadership model focused on external skills embodied in the process of internal transformation. Requires a personal inventory of spiritual and professional maturity while equipping students with the tools necessary for growth. From that foundation, students will be expected to examine additional leadership models.

Increase learning and learner success by designing educational events that use instructional technology. Covers three basic areas of technology integration: planning, implementation and evaluation. Does not cover specific applications. Within this framework, various technologies and tools will be investigated for the purpose of determining which are best suited for particular instructional situations. Discusses broader issues regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education. The ultimate goal is to create a plan to integrate technology in your educational setting.

Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Education.
Designed to prepare teachers to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms. The course is appropriate for prospective and current ESL teachers and general classroom teachers.
Provides an introduction to the study and analysis of phonology (sound), morphology (word formation) and syntax (grammar) in human language. Focuses on English, but comparisons will be made to other languages.
An overview of historical and current approaches to language pedagogy, as well as current issues and perspectives pertaining to teaching adult ESL/EFL learners. Principles of integrated skill instruction and techniques for teaching speaking and listening will also be addressed. The course serves as an introduction to the field of TESOL for those pursuing the adult learning track.

Preparation for developing ESL students' literacy skills in the content areas. Attention will also be given to grammar and the other language modes.

Explores current issues in multicultural education with an emphasis on the impact of socio-cultural factors in education and society. Focuses on issues of diversity and inclusivity to equip learners to succeed in contemporary America and in an increasingly global environment. Examines both theory and practical applications.

Sociolinguistic considerations and their impact on ESL/EFL service delivery.

Designed to equip the learner to teach ESL/EFL learners in college, business, private tutoring and/or adult learning settings. Practical application to teaching situations in overseas and U.S. contexts is emphasized.
Methodology for intensive grammar instruction in English as a second or foreign language.
Review of research findings regarding child and adult first and second language acquisition with emphasis on the second-language learner and TESOL curriculum development, including identification and analysis of cognitive, affective, socio-cultural, and educational factors.

Methodology for oral language instruction in English as a second or foreign language.

Provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of ESL Specialists in various settings. Areas of focus include service delivery options, current trends and issues, and collaboration with colleagues to enhance instruction for English language learners. Participants will complete a field experience as part of this course.

2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before 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.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*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.

“My credentials from Regent helped earn me the respect of parents and the confidence of school leaders. I'm so pleased that I could go one step further and share on a national level.”

Catherine Webb, Autism Certificate, 2004 Instructional Coach, Giles County Public Schools

“A Regent education will open up doors for you. It certainly has for me.”

Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D., 2005 Teacher Educator & Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

“From the professors to advisors to support staff, my experience at Regent has been extremely satisfying, and I highly recommend the program to others.”

Lorri Wilke, M.Ed., 2012 NILD Educational Therapy

“I found Regent's School of Education to be a place where I could obtain some of those practical skills I needed to help others. The TESOL curriculum included a good balance of instruction in reading, writing, and conversation skills that I can apply with adults or children.”

Jason Clark, M.Ed., 2010 TESOL

“The Career Switcher program gave me the skills that I needed to feel comfortable stepping into my classroom and allowed for my success. I am now a first-year teacher who is thriving in an environment that applauds creativity and innovation.”

Breanna Mead, M.Ed., 2018 Career Switcher