The mission of Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is to strengthen the effective teaching of English in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri to people whose native language is a language other than English while respecting their individual language rights. As a regional affiliate of TESOL and a professional organization, MIDTESOL
- supports those involved with English language teaching, teacher education, administration and management, curriculum and materials design, and research;
- provides leadership and direction through the dissemination and exchange of information and resources; and
- encourages access to the standards for English language instruction, professional preparation and employment.