• Overview
  • The world’s language.

    With more than a billion people worldwide learning to speak English, educators with the special training to teach the language are in high demand – both in the United States and abroad.

    As the only graduate program of its kind in the state of Idaho, this program prepares you for professional opportunities teaching English as a second language (ESL) at the post-secondary level. You will study theory and the practical application of linguistics and learn teaching methods and classroom strategies through hands-on teaching experiences.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Want to teach English as a second language
    • Are interested in international career opportunities
    • Enjoy working with diverse groups of people
    • Like to travel and learn about other cultures
    • Are an analytical thinker
    • Have strong language and communication skills
    • Work well independently
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Teacher of English as a second language in the U.S.
    • Teacher of English as a second language in a foreign country
    • Student services professional
    • Education administrator