Online Graduate Education Programs

Develop the in-depth knowledge you need to teach English language and literacy to a range of learners with Concordia University, Nebraska. Our programs provide foundational training that prepares educators to work effectively with students whose native language is not English. Designed for PK-12 teachers as well as instructors working with adult learners, our Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and ESL/ELL Endorsement options allow you to learn from professionals who share your educational experience. Coursework combines educational theory with practical application to prepare you for the unique challenges your students face. Concordia’s TESOL program aligns directly with standards from the TESOL International Association for ESL teacher training programs.

Concordia’s TESOL programs are ideal for:

  • PK-12 teachers who wish to become dedicated ESL instructors, ESL teaching coaches or ESL resource teachers for their schools, districts or education units
  • Instructors who wish to teach ESL in the US to adults (in community colleges, universities, or refugee/immigrant programs) or to children outside pK-12 school settings (in refugee programs, community centers, afterschool programs and others.)
  • Individuals who wish to serve as coordinators of adult ESL programs
  • Instructors who wish to teach ESL overseas in schools and universities
  • International instructors of EFL (English as a Foreign Language)

Discover Our Flexible, Affordable Program Options

  • Master of Education – TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • ESL/ELL Endorsement

Take advantage of the lowest online M.Ed. tuition rate in Nebraska starting in Spring 2022. Request information to learn more!

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N C A T E. The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The university’s teacher education program has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1953.

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University is an excellent academic and Christ-centered community equipping men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership. For 125 years, we have equipped students to succeed in the classroom and in their chosen careers and vocations by intentionally intersecting learning, life and faith through an enriched and comprehensive education.

At Concordia, you will be immersed in a supportive academic community, explore a passion for inquiry, develop a quest for a higher purpose and be rooted in faith-grounded wisdom that will equip you for your vocations.

Upcoming Start Dates

  • 01/10/2022
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Why Concordia University, Nebraska?

  • Affordable Education

    U.S. News & World Report ranked us 10th in the Midwest region when it comes to best value.

  • Academic Excellence

    We prepare our graduates for career success and enriched lives. That's one of the many reasons we're recognized among the nation's Colleges of Distinction.

  • Faith-Focused

    We intentionally intersect faith and learning so you’ll discover a renewed sense of purpose and satisfaction as you develop the skills to go higher in your career and vocations.

  • Flexibility and Convenience

    Our programs are delivered in an online format with several start dates throughout the year so that you can study on your schedule.

The professors at Concordia are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the classes they teach. They are encouraging and kind in their feedback. They had high expectations and made me want to do my best.

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