M.S. Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Being able to communicate effectively in English continues to be a skill that is needed throughout the world. There is a growing demand for teachers locally and nationwide who are specially trained to work with English as a Second Language and bilingual students in the classroom.
D'Youville College's TESOL program leads to a master's degree (M.S.Ed.) and initial certification to teach ESL in Kindergarten through 12th grade in New York State, opening a range of job opportunities in elementary and secondary schools.
Beyond public and private school classrooms, an M.S.Ed in TESOL is also cited as a qualification for exciting careers, including:
- instructors in community-based adult ESL education programs or refugee centers which offer English-language services;
- faculty members in tertiary education;
- community college ESL instructors;
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers
- program directors of language schools abroad
A master's degree in TESOL can also serve as a beginning step for students who wish to pursue an academic Ph.D. program in TESOL or Second Language Acquisition.
- Small class sizes with 10-15 students per class for a meaningful learning experience
- One-to-one contact with expert teaching faculty
- Courses offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, 5:30-8:15 PM, so you can work and attend graduate school at the same time
- Flexible options to go full-time (3 courses per semester) or part-time (1-2 courses per semester)
Customize the Program to Fit Your Career Goals
Choose one of two pathways:
M.S.Ed. in TESOL PathFor individuals with a bachelor's degree who wish to earn a master's degree and initial teaching certification to teach K-12 in New York State. This includes 33 credits of coursework and student teaching required for teaching certification through New York State Department of Education.
Certification in TESOL PathFor individuals who already hold a master's degree in education and a valid NYS teaching certificate and who would like to take additional coursework to extend their area of expertise to ESL. Students generally take 4-6 courses and apply to NYSED after completion of the coursework. If you are a teacher and a member of NYSUT (nysut.org), you receive 20% off course tuition.
Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.