Hi, Everyone. I know there are a lot of jobs available for people with TESOL credentials, but I'm wondering if most hiring committees would consider a degree in Bilingual Education (18 credit hours) combined with 18 credit hours in Reading to be as valuable as a degree in TESOL? The reason I ask is because Western New Mexico University offers degrees in this realm for about $6,000 through their interdisciplinary studies program. I'm concerned though that a focus in bilingual education will block me out of a number of ESL related jobs. Just by way of my background, I hold an MA in Professional Writing, 18 graduate hours in English, and a TEFL certificate. I've also taught ESL in Korea, China, and Qatar. So I think I definitely have the experience that TESOL programs want, but will earning these graduate hours in Bilingual Education and Reading increase my marketability? Or is it better to go with a more expensive program focused solely on TESOL? Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated. Kindest regards, Bryan P.S. All of the classes in the program I am considering are comparable with courses in traditional TESOL programs, so the information I would be learning is nearly identical.