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Questions About CCU's Master's Degree in TESOL

If you're interested in earning your master's degree in TESOL, find answers to some frequently asked questions below. For additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor!

Who earns a Master of Education in TESOL?

The program is designed to provide professional development for current and aspiring educators and school professionals who are seeking skills in teaching English language learners both in the United States and around the world.

Do I need to be employed in a school/education setting while enrolled in the M.Ed. in TESOL program?

No. This program does not require current employment in education. However, there is a 60-hour fieldwork component which will involve supervised teaching. Volunteering at a local school or education program is an option for those not currently employed.

How many of the credits can be transferred from another program?

Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit from an accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU M.Ed. in TESOL requirements. Transfer credit applied to the M.Ed. in TESOL program must have been earned with a grade of "C" or better.

Do I need to be employed in a school/education setting while enrolled in the M.Ed. in TESOL program?

No. This program does not require current employment in education.

What is a capstone?

In contrast to a traditional master's thesis where students present the results of original research, the capstone is a combination of theory and practice. This final course assimilates and integrates the student’s readings, discussions and experiences in the Master of Education program. Students complete an action research project applied to their roles as teachers, trainers, and/or administrators .

Is the program accredited?

Yes. All of Colorado Christian University's programs are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Graduates meet the requirements for certification by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Visit our Accreditations page for details.

What is required to apply? Are there prerequisites?

Read about specific admission requirements for the M.Ed. TESOL program. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution is required. There are no specific prerequisites for the program.

Will I have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

How much does the program cost?

View current tuition and fees for the M.Ed. in TESOL program.

Is financial aid available?

See our Financial Aid site for detailed information about financial aid and payment options for graduate students. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are also encouraged to check with your employer about additional tuition benefits that may be available through your company.

When may I start the M.Ed. in Tesol Program?

The M.Ed. in TESOL program is a cohort program. Cohorts can begin fall, spring, or summer semester (August, January, May) depending on enrollment.

Where and when are the classes offered?

M.Ed. in TESOL courses are offered online; in an asynchronous format. Each course is taken in a five-week block except for the ten-week supervised fieldwork experience course.

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