English Language Learners (Grades K-12) in the New York State
Get initial teacher certification in TESOL to teach English to K-12 students who are learning English as a new or additional language.
The 48-credit master's in TESOL equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to teach English to K-12 students in the United States. Additional coursework in bilingual education, second language learning, grammar fundamentals, linguistic pedagogy, and language, literacy, and technology will enhance your ability to teach English language learners. The program includes field experience that prepares you to meet the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. This graduate degree meets NYS education requirements for TESOL certification.
Program of Study
While this program is not fully online, many courses are offered online.
- Adolescent Development
- Introduction to Human Exceptionality
- Approaches to English Grammar
- Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Second Language Learning
- Perspectives in Bilingual Education
- Methods for Teaching Limited English Proficiency Children
Research Seminar (choose one)
- Critical Introduction to Educational Research Paradigms
- Research in Practice
Technology Elective (choose one)
- Using Media in the Language Classroom
- Language, Literacy, and Technology
Linguistics Elective (choose one)
- Introduction to Syntactic Theory
- Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
- Introduction to Language in Education
Language and Culture Elective (choose one)
- Language and Culture
- Culture and Communication
- Literacy in Society
- Reading in a Second Language
Guided Field Experience in TESOL
To meet NYS teacher education requirements, the program includes 100 hours of field experience.
Guided Field Experience and TESOL Seminar
To meet NYS teacher education requirements, the program includes 2 semesters of student teaching at elementary and secondary levels.
Gain Research Experience
UAlbany is an R1-classified research university. As a TESOL master's student, you may have an opportunity to participate in special internships or grant-funded research projects on language learning/teaching.
NOTE: Meet with your advisor and/or program director to review the current NYS Training program requirements.
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With the significant enrollment increase of English Language Learners nationwide, English language teachers are in high demand. The master's program qualifies you for NYS certification in TESOL that enables you to apply for K-12 ENL/ESL positions in the state of New York .
Completing this TESOL graduate program tells potential employers that you are eligible to teach children and adolescents to read, write, and speak in English, and to support English language learners in K-12 schools.
UAlbany is widely respected for its teacher preparation programs throughout New York State and across the nation. Completing this program allows you to connect to a large alumni network of education professionals that includes teachers, principals, superintendents, policy makers, and program directors.
If you aren't interested in working in public elementary or secondary schools, in the state of New York, you may consider the 36-credit TESOL master's that's not built to meet curriculum requirements for NYS K-12 teacher certification. The non-certification-based program prepares you to work with adult English language learners in the United States or abroad.
Special Admissions Requirements
Prior to admission, you need to have completed one college-level linguistics course and 12 college credits in a foreign language.
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
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