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A teacher with a student: An M.Ed. TESOL online can broaden your career path.

M.Ed. in TESOL – K-12

Explore New Horizons Through an M.Ed. TESOL Online

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.

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May 6, 2024
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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

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

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH THROUGH AN M.ED. TESOL ONLINE

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

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 10 online graduate education programs in Virginia for 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 900 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this in-demand degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. Regent has been ranked by PLEXUSS as #1 among the Best TEFL, TESL, and TESOL Schools in Virginia2024. Experience the difference.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the Master of Education – TESOL – K-12 degree, you can:

  • 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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Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 11 Years in a Row U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Note: 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 certificate with a concentration in K-12 addresses all of the areas covered on this important assessment. For information, please consult your state department of education, as well as the Educational Testing Services website.
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.
Introduction to a broad array of methods for TESOL. Focuses on principles and practices of teaching and an introduction to the profession of TESOL.
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.
Preparation for teaching adult ESL/EFL students in a variety of settings. Principles and techniques for teaching reading and writing are emphasized.
Methodology for 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.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: 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
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
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)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
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
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)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“If you are considering a career in teaching,
 consider preparing at Regent University.”

Doreatha White, M.Ed., 1997 Principal, J.J. Roberts Elementary School

“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

“Regent has played an instrumental role in equipping thousands of graduates. We have the power to use the knowledge gained and the credentials earned to serve, to advocate for, and ultimately to bring change and hope to the hurting world around us.”

Cindi Spaulding, Ph.D., 2009 Teacher

“There’s an atmosphere of excellence at Regent.”

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections