Language Education

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration
The Master of Education (MEd) in Language Education program is grounded in linguistics, language acquisition, TESOL methodology, multi-cultural learning, language assessment and literacy, as well as technology and foundations of teaching and curriculum design. The program allows you to focus additional time, depending on your area of interest, on adult education, technology assessment, literacy, special needs, classroom practices or classroom-based research.

There is a growing need within New Hampshire and throughout the country for trained language teachers. The New Hampshire Department of Education lists  TESOL as a critical shortage area.

Not sure which TESOL program is right for you? Frequently Asked Questions.

Check out the Graduate TESOL information page for more information on the program.

Students can choose from the following options:

MEd in Language Education, TESOL K-12 Certification
TESOL K-12 Certification Only
MEd in Language Education - TESOL (Non-Certification)
Admissions requirements for MEd in Language Education options require the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

LL Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix has a tentative schedule of when Languages and Linguistics classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.