Masters In English As A Second Language Online Global Studies Degree

Master of Arts in Global Studies – TESL

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

What You Will Learn

Reach Across Cultural Borders Through Language with Liberty’s Online M.A. in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language

One great way to travel the world and engage with other cultures and people is to teach English as a second language. If you’d like to learn more about what makes various countries unique and what connects them, then Liberty’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) may be for you. This program can help give you the skills you need to teach English as a second language, learn about other cultures, and engage with those cultures across various linguistic, political, and religious barriers.

This program blends courses from a master’s in English as a second language with courses from an online global studies degree – giving you the tools you need to communicate with people across borders. By teaching English as a second language, you can forge friendships and relationships all over the world.

We all have a unique story to tell. Make the most of your experience and bring that with you as you teach English and engage with other cultures.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s M.A. in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language?

  • Cultural anthropology and world religions
  • Effective methods for teaching English to various levels of English learners
  • Past and present global issues so you can better understand how to serve in a multicultural context
  • Syntax and phonology of the major languages of the world

Toward the end of this program, you’ll complete a TESL-related internship so you can gain practical, on-the-job experience that can enhance your chance of success and help you gain confidence. Upon graduation, you can be better equipped to effectively engage in a global context and use language as a means of opening dialogues with people around the world!

Potential Careers for M.A. in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language Graduates

  • Church-based global mobilizer and leader
  • Cross-cultural worker
  • Faith-based international development and aid worker
  • Global nonprofit and non-governmental organization (NGO) service worker
  • Global refugee worker
  • Language instructor/coach

Benefits of Pursuing Your M.A. in Global Studies – Teaching English as a Second Language with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online TESL global studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Your ministry matters – so when you take 9-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.
  • You can complete our Master of Arts in Global Studies – TESL program in as little as 1 year!
  • Your TESL-related internship can help you gain practical, on-the-job experience.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Master’s in Global Studies Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours for the Master of Arts in Global Studies are charged at the part-time rate.


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jun 24, 2024


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