Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Programs of Study

Complete your graduate studies in TESOL by studying full or part time. Take summer courses in New York City or abroad, gaining a global perspective on language and learning, or add a January intersession course.

See curricula and sample course sequences below. Many more options are available upon individual advisement.

MA, TESOL, Grades K-12, Initial Certification: Full-Time Study, Four Semesters, Sample Schedule (44 points)

*NOTE: Courses in bold MUST be taken in the semester in which they are listed. 

  First Fall Semester

Pts

  TESOL-GE.2002 Teaching Second Languages: Theory and Practice 

 3

  TCHL-GE.2010 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning (concurrent with TCHL-GE.2005)

 3

  TCHL-GE.2005 Field Work in Schools and Other Educational Settings

 0

  TCHL-GE.2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence 
  Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers

 0

  TESOL-GE.2205 Structure of American English

 3

  LANED-GE.2003 Linguistic Analysis

 3

  TOTAL

12

  First Spring Semester

 Pts

  LANED-GE.2201 The Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools

 4

  TCHL-GE.2515 Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

 2

  One of the Following

  • BILED-GE.2001 Bilingual Multicultural Education
  • LANED-GE.2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education (Study-Abroad Option)

 3

  Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  TOTAL

 12

  Second Fall Semester

 Pts

  One of the Following

  • TESOL-GE.2901 Student Teaching Seminar TESOL (Grades K-6)
  • TESOL-GE.2902 Student Teaching Seminar TESOL (Grades 7-12)

 3

  LANED-GE.2206 Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research

 3

 One of the Following

  • SPCED-GE.2162 Educating Students with Special Needs in Middle Childhood/Adolescent Settings
  • BILED-GE.2103 Bilingual Exceptional Children

 3

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE.2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education
  • EDCT-GE.2018 Integrating Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

 1

  Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  TOTAL

 13

  Second Spring Semester

 Pts

  One of the Following

  • LANED-GE.2039 Advanced Individual Project
  • LANED-GE.2099 Culminating Seminar in Multicultural Multilingual Studies
 3

  One of the Following

  • TESOL-GE.2901 Student Teaching Seminar TESOL (Grades K-6)
  • TESOL-GE.2902 Student Teaching Seminar TESOL (Grades 7-12)
 3
  One of the Following
  • FLGED-GE.2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education
  • EDCT-GE.2018 Integrating Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning
 1

  TOTAL

 7

  TOTAL PTS: 44 

INITIAL NY STATE TEACHER CERTIFICATE: This program leads to Initial New York State TESOL teacher certification. All students must pass the following examinations before graduation to be eligible for the NY State teacher certificate.

  • edTPA
  • Educating All Students (EAS)
  • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)

  • Content Specialty Test in TESOL (CST)

OTHER STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR TESOL CERTIFICATION:

  • 3 credits in each of the following liberal arts courses: mathematics, science, and social studies

  • 12 credits in the study of a language other than English

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students from non-English-speaking countries must be tested at the American Language Institute prior to matriculation to the major program. Based on the test results, one may be exempt from English courses or required to take the following:

  • SESL1-CE 9006 Comprehensive English As a Second Language (full-time ALI—no major courses)
  • SESL1-CE 9160 Foundations of Academic English (part-time ALI—two major courses)
  • SESL1-CE 9174 Workshop in College English (all international students must pass this course)
  • SESL1-CE 9184 Advanced Workshop in College English (Optional)
  • Exempt from ALI course work (tested out/BA from an English-speaking uni, etc.)

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MA, TESOL, College and Adults, Non-Certification: Full-Time Study, Three Semesters (30-34 points)

*NOTE: 
Courses in bold MUST be taken in the semester in which they are listed
BILED-GE. 2250 Observation and Seminar in Second LanguageTeaching MUST be taken before LANED-GE. 2035 Seminar and Practicum in Adult Second/Foreign Language Education
May be waived by advisement: LANED-GE.2035 Seminar and Practicum in Adult Second/Foreign Language Education or Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective

  First Fall Semester

Pts

  TESOL-GE. 2002 Teaching Second Languages: Theory and Practice 

 3

  LANED-GE. 2003 Linguistic Analysis

 3

  BILED-GE. 2250 Observation and Seminar in Second Language Teaching

 3

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2223 Teaching EFL in International Settings
  • TESOL-GE. 2810 Research Practice in Academic English Writing for English Language Learners

 3

  TOTAL

12

  First Spring Semester

 Pts

  LANED-GE. 2202 The Second Language Classroom: College and Adults

 4

  TESOL-GE. 2205 Structure of American English

 3

  One of the Following:

  • BILED-GE. 2001 Bilingual Multicultural Education
  • LANED-GE. 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education (Study-Abroad Option in the Dominican Republic)

 3

  Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  TOTAL

 13

  Second Fall Semester

 Pts

  One of the Following:

  • LANED-GE. 2039 Advanced Individual Project
  • LANED-GE. 2099 Culminating Seminar in Multicultural Multilingual Studies

 2-3

 One of the Following (may be waived with advisor's approval):

  • LANED-GE. 2035 Seminar and Practicum in Adult Second/Foreign Language Education* 
  • Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  TOTAL

 8

  TOTAL PTS: 30-34 

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students from non-English-speaking countries must be tested at the American Language Institute prior to matriculation to the major program. Based on the test results, one may be exempt from English courses or required to take the following:

  • SESL1-CE 9006 Comprehensive English As a Second Language (full-time ALI—no major courses)
  • SESL1-CE 9160 Foundations of Academic English (part-time ALI—two major courses)
  • SESL1-CE 9174 Workshop in College English (all international students must pass this course)
  • SESL1-CE 9184 Advanced Workshop in College English (Optional)
  • Exempt from ALI course work (tested out/BA from an English-speaking uni, etc.)

*All students are required to take either .2223 Teaching EFL in International Settings OR TESOL-GE 2810 Research and Practice in Academic English Writing for ELLs.

*Must obtain advisor's approval.

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MA, TESOL, College and Adults, Non-Certification: Full-Time Accelerated with Global Study, Two Semesters Plus Summer and Intersession: Option One (30-34 points)

  Summer Semester: Study Abroad

Pts

  Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (China): See associated courses below

 6

  OR Literacy Teaching and Learning (UK): See associated courses below

 

  TOTAL

 6

  Fall Semester

 Pts

  TESOL-GE.2002 Teaching Second Language: Theory and Practice

 3

  LANED-GE.2003 Linguistic Analysis

 3

  BILED-GE.2001 Bilingual Multicultural Education

 3

  TESOL-GE.2810 Research and Practice in Academic English Writing for ELLs

 3

  TOTAL

 12

  January Intersession: Study Abroad

 Pts

  LANED-GE.2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education (Dominican Republic)

 3

  TOTAL

 3

  Spring Semester

 
  TESOL-GE.2205 Structure of American English  3
  LANED-GE.2202 The Second Language Classroom: College and Adults  4 
  FLGED-GE.2918 Field Experiences Seminar: Teaching Foreign Languages  3 
  LANED-GE.2099 Culminating Experience Seminar in Multilingual Multicultural Studies  3 

  TOTAL

 13

  TOTAL PTS: 34 

 

MA, TESOL, College and Adults, Non-Certification: Full-Time Accelerated with Global Study, Two Semesters Plus Summer and Intersession: Option Two (30-34 points)

  Fall Semester

 Pts

  TESOL-GE.2002 Teaching Second Language: Theory and Practice

 3

  LANED-GE.2003 Linguistic Analysis

 3

  BILED-GE.2001 Bilingual Multicultural Education

 3

  TESOL-GE.2810 Research and Practice in Academic English Writing for ELLs

 3

  TOTAL

 12

  January Intersession: Study Abroad

 Pts

  LANED-GE.2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education (Dominican Republic)

 3

  TOTAL

 3

  Spring Semester

 
  TESOL-GE.2205 Structure of American English  3
  LANED-GE.2202 The Second Language Classroom: College and Adults  4 
  FLGED-GE.2918 Field Experiences Seminar: Teaching Foreign Languages  3 
  Restricted Elective  3 

  TOTAL

 13

  Summer Semester: Study Abroad

Pts

  Intercultural Perspectives of Teaching and Learning (China): See associated courses below

 6

  OR Literacy Teaching and Learning (UK): See associated courses below

 

  TOTAL

 6

  TOTAL PTS: 34 

Summer Courses in China: Intercultural Perspectives of Teaching and Learning
LANED-GE.2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 points)
TESOL-GE.2039 Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
LANED-GE.2300 Independent Study in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
FLGED-GE.2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education

Summer Courses in UK: Literacy Teaching and Learning
CHDED-GE.2011 Multicultural Perspectives on Social Studying in Early Childhood
CHDED_GE.2055 Integrated Arts in Childhood Education
ENGED-GE.2070 Foundations of Curriculum
SOCED-GE.2140 Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop
TCHL-GE.2300 Independent Study: Effective Schools for Cosmopolitan Democracies
ENGED-GE Independent Study: Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs
TESOL-GE Independent Study: Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies

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