The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) with a concentration in TESOL is intended for professionals from a variety of backgrounds and with varied career interests. Some of our candidates are interested in teaching positions not requiring state certification such as jobs overseas, or in business settings, community agencies, college and university English language institutes, parochial or other independent elementary and secondary schools. Others are already certified to teach in a public school system in Pennsylvania and wish to learn how to better meet the needs of English language learners. Still others are from abroad and wish to develop their expertise in teaching English in their native country. The Master's degree program addresses all of these needs.
Please note that the Master's program in TESOL at Temple does not offer teacher certification. Those who are interested in teaching ESL in Pennsylvania public K-12 schools should first enroll in one of the teacher certification programs (the Post Baccalaureate Certification Program or the Graduate Certification Program) and concurrently pursue the ESL certificate program.