Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.S.Ed. (TESOL) (Pre K-12)

This 37-credit hour program is designed for candidates seeking certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre-K -12). Candidates are expected to demonstrate competency in each of the standards associated with the nationally recognized association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The M.S.Ed. program assists graduates with a bachelor’s degree in an approved subject area or concentration in completing the requirements for initial certification in New York state and for initially certified teachers who are completing their master’s degree requirement for initial/professional in TESOL. Twelve credits in a language other than English is required for certification.

Candidates who enter the program without current initial teaching certification will need to take prerequisite courses in foundations of education, human learning, development and motivation, and literacy.

Required Courses
EDU 539Characteristics of Students with3
EDU 578Foundations of Bilingual Education &3
EDU 579Developing Literacy in English Language3
EDU 595Intro to Educ Research & Statistics3
EDU 580Language and Linguistics in the ESL3
EDU 581Sociolinguistic Considerations in3
EDU 582Curric Applications TESOL3
EDU 588Assessment for ESOL Learn3
EDU 584Content Methods for ESL3
Advised Elective
Select one of the following:3
ESOL Teaching Practicum 1
Professional Sem TESOL
Comprehensive Portfolio Advisement
Total Credits30

Candidates who do not hold an initial teaching certification must complete 2 practica