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What are my employment prospects with a Master of Education (with a concentration in TESOL) degree?

You can get a job teaching ESL to adults in intensive (pre-university) programs, community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities, and workplace settings in the U.S. Excellent teaching opportunities are also available to teach English abroad. Related fields can likewise offer employment opportunities like course developing, materials selection and writing, or administering a community-based program. 

A most useful resource to refer to is the international organization TESOL and its website.  You can find information on Beginning a Career in TESOL and can find important information about the field in  FAQs about Starting a Career in TESOL.

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Will this program certify me to teach in the K-12 public school system?

The Post University M.Ed. concentration in TESOL is designed to meet the various requirements of TESOL certification in several states; however, this program will not provide you with state certification in all states.  Please check with your own state Department of Education as to how these courses might be credited towards your TESOL certification.

If you currently have a CT teaching certification, these courses may be applicable towards a cross endorsement for TESOL. However, additional credits will be necessary for you to complete your cross endorsement.  Please consult with the CT Department of Education for minimum qualifications for TESOL cross endorsement.

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Does the online format provide the same quality of education offered by a traditional campus?

Yes. Numerous studies have proven that distance learners perform as well or better than their on-campus counterparts. The No Significant Difference Phenomenon (2001, IDECC, fifth edition), by Thomas L. Russell, cites 355 research reports, papers, and summaries dating back to 1928 that found no significant difference between distance learning and in-class learning. Where a difference was identified, it generally favored the distance-learning student. Visit the book's companion Website for additional information.

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Will my diploma specify "online" degree?

No. You will receive an official, traditional diploma from Post University. Both your diploma and university transcript will be exactly the same kind as those of students who earn their degrees on campus.

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Do you offer the same curricula and degrees as on campus?

Yes. The same content and rigorous academic standards apply in both environments. Our online programs are typically taught by the same professors who teach on campus – most often faculty members of Post University, with PhD degrees and real-world expertise in the subjects they teach. There is no distinction between on-campus and online students.

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Is financial aid available?

Yes. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Visit the Financial Aid section of this website for additional information.

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Is Post University accredited?

Yes. Post University is:

  1. Licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Higher Education (DHE):
  2. Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

State Licensure and Accreditation

The purpose of licensure by the State of Connecticut is to ensure that any new institution, and its academic programs (traditional classroom and online), comply with the quality standards required to begin operations in the state. Follow this link for the regulations and standards used by DHE:

Post University's accreditation by the State of Connecticut carries with it authorization to award specified degrees.

The State of Connecticut also ensures through its accreditation process that Post University continues to meet its quality standards.

Regional Accreditation

Post University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This is the regional accreditation agency for more than 200 colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. CIHE is one of six organizations recognized by the US Department of Education and by the Council on Higher Education as being reliable authorities on the quality of institutions of higher education. This recognition allows for the transferability of credits by assuring standards of quality. The focus of accreditation through NEASC is quality assurance and quality improvement. Post University has been accredited by NEASC since 1972. Follow this link for more information about NEASC and its accreditation standards:
Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Phone: +1.781.271.0022

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How long is the program?

Post University Online offers eight-week accelerated modules six times per year. Typically, students take two courses per module. Depending on the number of credits being transferred, and on how many courses taken per module, a bachelor's degree can be completed in two to three years. Our graduate programs can typically be completed in a year to 18 months. For associate's degrees and professional certificates, and depending on the number credits being transferred, these programs can be completed in a year to 18 months. 

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How many credits and courses can I take within each eight-week module?

Typically, students take two courses per module. Depending on your personal schedule and responsibilities, you may be able to handle more than two courses per module. If you are considering enrolling in more than two courses at one time, we strongly encourage you to discuss this with one of our academic advisors. Advisors can be reached via email at

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Do you accept transfer credits or grant credits based on work experience and certifications?

Yes. Post University Online accepts transfer credits from accredited universities. Credits based on work experience or professional certifications are decided on a case-by-case basis.

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How much does the program cost?

Tuition varies by degree program and type. Please visit our tuition page for additional information.

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When do I start the program?

There are six start dates per year within the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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Whom do I talk with if I have more questions or want to apply?

Contact us by phone, email, or postal service at:

Post University Online
Office of Admissions
800 Country Club Road
P.O. Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723
Telephone: 1.800.345.2562 or 203.596.4520
Fax: 203.596.4602

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