Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
New York is a state that speaks many languages. We need teachers who can find the common ground.
The MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program helps NYS-certified PreK-12 teachers more effectively teach and communicate with a diverse student population.
What You’ll Learn
Each course tackles a distinct aspect of teaching English Language Learners, from curriculum development in a multicultural context to general and special education student assessment to sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. We explore the impact of cultural and language diversity on individual learning and community development.
Our goal is to train teachers to create effective, responsive learning environments where all students can thrive.
Online courses are available, and students can transfer up to twelve credits from previous graduate-level study toward our requirements. Students pursuing an Advanced Certificate in TESOL may apply their credits toward the Masters degree. Completion of the program makes you eligible for New York State certification as a TESOL teacher for PreK-12.