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Teaching of Languages (TESOL) MATL


Our online TESOL degree program is offered fully online and is one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States addressing language teachers’ needs. The focus of the MATL is on developing and enhancing knowledge, skills, and theories in language, language acquisition, and language instruction, factors essential for effective teaching and successful learning.

This convenient and affordable online degree brings together world language teachers and teachers-to-be from all parts of the United States and abroad. The University of Southern Mississippi’s large variety of courses are aimed to meet the multi-faceted needs of today’s language teachers. This is your life, plus college!

Your future starts at Southern Miss!

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.

The Graduate School will be authorizing standardized test waivers to applicants to the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms.

Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree:

  • College ESL/EFL Instructor
  • Private Corporate ESL/EFL Instructor
  • Language Institute Coordinator
  • Private School ESL/EFL Teacher
  • ESL/EFL Secondary Teacher (prior certification needed)
  • ESL/EFL Elementary Teacher (prior certification needed)