Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages AGC

Degree Level: AGC

Department: Educational Theory & Practice

School or College: School of Education

Departmental Website: https://www.albany.edu/etap/tesol-online-cert.php

Program Curriculum: https://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/tesol_agc.php

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

(See Special Notes) 

Statement of Goals
* Valid NY State certificate in a classroom teaching title
* Master's degree from an accredited college or university
* 12 credits in language other than English
* See Special Notes




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Special Notes:

Must hold a valid NY State certificate in a classroom teaching title. Those with pending certification or certification from another state will not be admissible.  Must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university. Twelve credits in language other than English. However, this requirement can be waived if already fulfilled in another degree program. Please speak with the department regarding this waiver. This program is not available to international applicants. This program is available fully online.

The TESOL program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a past professor (or someone who has worked with you in an academic setting and can evaluate your academic capability). The other two can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context (paid or unpaid employment). All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success (collaborating, working independently and effectively, managing diversity, etc.).       

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Please note: This program is licensure qualifying. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.       

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