Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification MS

Degree Level: MS

Department: Educational Theory & Practice

School or College: School of Education

Departmental Website: https://www.albany.edu/etap/26790.php

Program Curriculum: https://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/tesol_certification_option.htm

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

at least two letters of academic recommendation from Professors 
Statement of Goals
1 introductory course in linguistics and 12 credits in world language/culture



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Special Notes: Leads to NY state certification. This program is not available to international applicants. Complete applications that meet all admission criteria are typically reviewed within two weeks of receipt. Interviews are usually scheduled once per month and are by invitation only. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required as well as GRE test scores for admission. Please note: admission is contingent upon application materials and departmental interview.

Please click here for additional program information regarding the TESOL programs.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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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