Teaching English as a Second Language, MEd

Teaching English as a Second Language, MEd

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Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language





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January 22, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Build the foundation to work with learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Our 30-credit program emphasizes language, literacy, applied linguistics, and second-language teaching approaches, with hands-on preparation for teaching at different levels. You’ll simultaneously work toward your MEd and your New Jersey certification in ESL and/or bilingual/bicultural education. Courses are offered in a hybrid format; most classes run from 5–7:30 p.m. weekly on a weekday evening.

Program Coordinator : Yiqiang Wu, wuyiqian@tcnj.edu


  • full time: 1.5–2 years
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • Hybrid
    Hybrid Information


  • teaching English as a second language endorsement
  • bilingual endorsement


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This fully accredited program is ideal if you’re a teacher with a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an advanced degree as well as ESL and/or bilingual/bicultural certification. You’ll learn to develop instructional materials, assess ESL students, and expand upon your cultural awareness and sensitivity. Complete program and state requirements to earn your MEd and be eligible for one or both certifications.


Many graduates teach in U.S. K–12 schools, while others teach internationally. Graduates hold supervisory positions in ESL and bilingual/bicultural education and world languages; work as researchers or curriculum developers; and pursue further studies in areas such as education leadership, international education, elementary education, linguistics, education psychology, and literacy.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application as well as all supplemental documents.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Special Education provides program details, including a typical course sequence.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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