Admissions Requirements

We welcome applications from NYS-certified teachers who would like to pursue TESOL certification.

This program is designed to strengthen teachers' capacities to effectively serve children for whom English is a second language. 

Courses are scheduled to accommodate working students. Applicants should be aware that they are required to complete 100 hours of Student Teaching Experience in grades PreK-12.

Academic Requirements

All applicants to the MS program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages must have:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution (official transcript must be submitted).
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale).
  • Provisional or initial NYS Certification in Education.
  • One sample of representative academic work (i.e., undergraduate/graduate writing project or research essay)
  • All applicants who plan to enroll in our teacher education programs after July 1, 2016, must submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official score report. It will be another criterion within a candidate's application that each program weighs appropriately. Touro’s GRE test code is 2902.

Ready to Apply?

Visit admissions to find out how to apply and start your application.


212-463-0400 ext. 5288

Pamela M. Heyward
Assistant to Chair

Dr. Seongshin Kim