Masters of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The TESOL masters program in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice educates professionals who wish to teach English in a wide range of situations including teaching English to children and adults in the United States and other English speaking countries (ESL), as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to children and adults in non-English-speaking countries throughout the world.
The program prepares professionals for a wide range of positions. The basic masters program provides the knowledge and experience to teach English to speakers of other languages throughout the world. Additional course requirements allow individuals to qualify as teachers of English as a second language in public schools in New York State.
||Indicate their intention to qualify for the general TESOL MS or the MS plus New York State certification at the time of application;
||If native speakers of English, meet admission requirements for 12 hours of study of another language and culture;
||If native speakers of a language other than English, demonstrate proficiency in English with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based, 250 on the computer-based, or 100 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS equivalent.
||Have completed an undergraduate general introduction to linguistics course.
Program of Study for MS in TESOL
This program leads to New York State K-12 certification in TESOL. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 credits in a language other than English and an introductory course in linguistics (3 credits).
Program of Study (48 credits)
Required Core Courses (39 credits)
E Psy 522 Adolescent Development (3)
E Spe 560 Introduction to Human Exceptionality (3)
E Tap 501 TESOL Methodology (3)
E Tap 536 Second Language Learning (3)
E Tap 550/A Eng 552/A Lin 552 Approaches to English Grammar (3)
E Tap 598 Directed Field Experience in Education (3)
E Tap 635 Methods for Teaching Limited English Proficiency Children (3)
E Tap 652B Perspectives in Bilingual Education (2)
E Tap 690T TESOL: Guided Field Experience and Seminar (12)
Choose one of the following for 3 credits:
E Tap 680 Research Seminar: Critical Introductions to Educational Research Paradigms (3)
E Tap 681 Research Seminar: Research in Practice (3)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Choose one technology course for 3 credits:
E Tap 635 Using Media in the Language Classroom (3)
E Tap 653 Language, Literacy, and Technology (3)
Other technology course as advised (3)
Choose one linguistics course for 3 credits:
A Lin 521 Introduction to Syntactic Theory (3)
A Lin 522 Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology (3)
Other linguistics course as advised (3)
Choose one language and culture course for 3 credits:
A Ant 524 Language and Culture (3)
A Com 577 Culture and Communication (3)
E Tap 610/E Rdg 610 Literacy in Society (3)
E Tap 657/3 Rdg 657 Reading in a Second Language (3)
Other language and culture course as advised (3)