The first choice for teachers of a second language

Teaching English as a second language requires special knowledge. Auburn University's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) M.S. program provides the skills you need to meet your students’ unique needs.

Auburn University's ESOL program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accelerator Admission Details

Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
GPA 2.75 2.5 2.5
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), English education, or English from an accredited university
Available Entry Fall, Spring, or Summer Fall, Spring, or Summer Fall, Spring, or Summer

If your undergraduate degree is not listed as a “Qualifying Undergraduate Degree,” you may still be suitable for admission, but this will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Sample Coursework

  • Social & Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • Basic Methods in Education Research
  • Advanced Survey of Exceptionality

Progression details

After completion of the Master’s Accelerator, students will progress into a 30-credit, non-thesis degree from the College of Education.

Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
Credits earned towards degree 6 9 0
Progression requirements 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a B 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a B Successful completion of all Academic English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Advanced MAP
1 semester
2 semesters
Tuition cost1 $17,300 $27,000

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

Want to improve your English first?

Sign up for the popular Academic English program. Through Academic English, you’ll get personalized English language help to prepare you for success at Auburn Global and in your career.

Program Tuition: $3,800-$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to learn so that you can teach?

The Master of English for Speakers of Other Languages program at Auburn gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.