List of top schools and colleges offering TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) degree programs:

Gonzaga University - It offers the MA/TESL degree to prepare professional and knowledgeable ESL teachers as well as language specialists who help students develop competencies for participating in a pluralistic world. The University's Programs in English as a Second Language are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Teachers and Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Georgetown University - The Department of Linguistics offers two degrees for the Master of Arts in Teaching: M.A.T. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); M.A.T. in TESL and Bilingual Education (TBED). Many of the courses offered in these degree programs meet specific elements of the TESL certification requirements of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Colorado State University - The M.A. program in TEFL/TESL provides graduates with practical, theoretical, and critical knowledge of methods for teaching the English language in various social and academic settings. The program integrates pedagogy, linguistics, and classroom teaching.

Hawai‘i Pacific University - The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language programs provide a strong foundation through a focus on applied linguistics, pedagogy, and extensive practical experience. Hawai'i Pacific University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

University of Delaware - The M.A. in TESL program prepares students for teaching in ESL classrooms, and also provides training for teaching English as a second language in colleges and language institutes in the U.S. and abroad. The University is ranked 159th in a list of the top 200 universities in the world in annual rankings by Times Higher Education of London (2010-2011).

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