Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master's Degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

We offer the following graduate degree options:

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification

This 44-credit master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification for teaching English to speakers of other languages, grades K-12. Learn more about this degree.

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Non-Certification

We offer two non-certification master of arts programs: a 30–34-credit program that prepares you to teach college-aged and adult learners; and a 30-credit program, taught in Shanghai and New York City and recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education, that prepares you to become an expert English teacher for children and adolescents. Learn more about this degree.

MA in Foreign Language Education, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification

This 50-credit, dual-certification master of arts program prepares you to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish for grades 7-12, and English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for grades K-12. Graduates are eligible for New York State initial certification in both their target foreign language and TESOL. Learn more about this degree.

MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification

MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification

These innovative transatlantic programs, offered jointly by NYU Steinhardt and NYU Paris and NYU Madrid, combine two semesters of study in Paris or Madrid and two semesters of study and student teaching in New York City. These 50-credit, dual-certification master of arts programs lead to eligibility for New York State initial certification in teaching French or Spanish and TESOL. Learn more about the Teaching French/TESOL degree and the Teaching Spanish/TESOL degree