Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language Global Classrooms, Personal Impact


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to engage with foreign cultures or equip non-English speakers here in America with life-changing skills for the future? Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) can help empower you to work with students at home or abroad who need English communication skills to succeed.

As an English as a second language teacher, you could teach in the United States or travel abroad to teach in Asia, the Middle East, or any other region of the world where English language teachers are in demand. With Liberty’s MA in TESL, you can embed yourself in a foreign culture and share the gift of language while gaining a rich, immersive experience that goes far beyond tourism!

Liberty’s online MA in TESL will help you face the challenges of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic teaching with a graduate degree designed to help make you competitive in the international market. Taught from a Christian worldview, Liberty’s online MA in TESL will give you biblically based training in teaching the English language while you make an impact for Christ across the globe.

If you are looking for a practical, market-driven approach to teaching that can give you opportunities to touch the lives of people from different cultures — locally, nationally, and abroad — Liberty’s online MA in TESL can help give you the training you need!

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s master’s degree in TESL is 100% online so that you can learn in the comfort of your own home or office. Whether you are living in the United States or are currently overseas, you can still earn your degree quickly — and put your skills to use right away!

Earning a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from Liberty is an affordable and flexible way to prepare for teaching students who need to learn English to thrive in their careers and connect with their English-speaking peers.

Gain the broad skill set and practical training you need to succeed as a TESL instructor! In this degree, your online courses can help you gain comprehensive knowledge of applied grammar, linguistics, and second language acquisition.

You will not only learn about the practical use of the English language, but you will also study the syntax and phonology of the major languages of the world so you can better understand how to approach students from a variety of language backgrounds. With Liberty’s MA in TESL, you can create a fun and effective learning environment to help English language learners thrive!

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.