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Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 2 Years
  • Designed for those who wish to teach overseas, at community colleges and intensive English programs, and for K-12 teachers wishing to upgrade their skills and employability
  • Provides you with a direct opportunity for multicultural and international experiences, as well as service to the community
  • Courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Aliza Fones

Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor, Languages & Literatures


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Carolina Wilson

Enrollment Contact

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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered online using the Blackboard learning management system and Zoom video conferencing sessions, allowing you to enhance your learning experience with face-to-face interaction, while building a sense of community with classmates. Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Thursday evenings.

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Recent graduate of the program have found success as:
  • Teachers of English in more than 25 countries in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and Asia
  • K-12 teachers in the U.S. (licensure required)
  • English teachers in community colleges and in Intensive English programs in the U.S. and abroad
  • Professionals in government agencies and on grant-funded projects developing curricula and evaluating English teaching programs
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Along with the application, students should submit:

  • official transcripts, sent directly to the Office of Admissions
  • two letters of recommendation
  • an applicant statement

Next Steps

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Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information and application deadlines directly to your inbox!

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Along with the application, students should submit:

  • official transcripts, sent directly to the Office of Admissions
  • two letters of recommendation
  • an applicant statement

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.