Trevecca Online ESL program honored among best in nation

In today’s world, the demand for teachers who can engage non-English speaking students in the classroom is at an all-time high—which means quality English language learning programs are vital.

And Trevecca’s online master’s program in English as a second language (ESL) is one of the best, according to

The online service recently selected Trevecca’s program as one of the top 50 online English language learning programs in the country.

“This recognition validates the strength of our ESL program in preparing teachers to address the growing ELL population,” said Dr. Penney Carden, ESL and online curriculum coordinator. “The rigor of the program, as well as the affordability, makes it a good choice for teachers who desire to make a lasting impact on their students who are learning English.” is an online service designed to encourage students to pursue higher education. The website strives to provide data-driven, unbiased research that helps prospective students make informed decisions about online degree programs.

Trevecca was ranked 41 in the ranking, listed alongside public universities such as the University of Missouri and University of Southern California as well as private Christian institutions like Liberty University and Olivet Nazarene University. ranked programs according to three broad areas: academic quality, student success and affordability. Industry experts, hiring managers, current students, and alumni were consulted in’s research process.

About Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to four other locations across the Southeast, including Tennessee and Atlanta, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 17 associate degrees, 80 undergraduate majors, 16 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs, as well as specialist and certificate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2019 America’s Guide to Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. In 2016, the Carnegie Foundation classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top 7 percent of schools nationwide.

The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 13 men’s and women’s teams and 12 intramural teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Media contact: Mandy Crow,, 615-248-1695