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Master of Education in Languages (ESOL - Online)

Careers Next Door and Around the World

Become a Cultural Ambassador to Speakers of Other Languages

$455 per credit hour for in-state and out-of-state students

*Scholarships available*

This Master's Degree can be completed in four semesters

The online M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL) will help you to…Download button

•    Develop cross-cultural competence and global fluency
•    Understand how languages are learned
•    Enhance your teaching skills and strategies
•    Implement innovations in the use of technology
•    Learn and apply the newest trends in the field
•    Apply linguistics to the learning and teaching processes
•    Engage in advocacy, community service, and outreach

The College of Charleston is an institution known for its strong foundation in languages and in preparing students for careers with a global focus. Since this is an online degree, you can complete it from anywhere in the world. The M.Ed. in Language's (ESOL) is an interdisciplinary program offered between the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. The program is completely online and tailored specifically for working professionals, including current teachers, veterans who were stationed abroad, those who have lived or worked abroad or with English language learners, those interested in non-traditional ESOL settings including consulting with businesses, public health, and medical environments, and those looking for career flexibility and international opportunities. 

English language learners are a growing population nationwide and around the world. There is a critical shortage of ESOL teachers and consultants in many states, including South Carolina. The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) reported that over the last 10 years, South Carolina has had the second highest growth rate in the nation for English Language Learners (1). Our program's graduates are experienced and highly trained ESOL professionals ready to jump in to a variety of in-demand careers.  

The M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL) is open both to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students. ESOL Certificate holders are particularly encouraged to apply. Please contact the program director for information about applying previously earned credit toward the M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL) program.

The M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL) is designed to be completed in 4 semesters, but because most students in the program are working professionals, students may take a part-time load of 2 courses per term and still graduate within 2 years. All classes are offered online to allow for flexibility in scheduling and to accommodate the demands of your busy life. While many students in the program are current teachers or people returning to teaching, the courses in the program are also attractive to those interested in non-traditional ESOL settings as well, including careers in Human Resources, and Language Consulting for business, public health, and medical environments.

For additional information please contact:

Emily S. Beck
Program Director
BeckE@cofc.edu

(1)  To read the NCELA report, please follow this link: https://ncela.ed.gov/files/fast_facts/05-19-2017/ProfilesOfELs_FastFacts.pdf