Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Non-Certification) MS/ Communication MA

Degree Level: MS / MA

Department: Dual Program

School or College: Dual Program

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

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

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

(At least two letters of academic recommendation from Professors)

Statement of Goals
Writing Sample

1 introductory course in linguistics and 12 credits in world language/culture.




  Fall Spring Summer
Departmental Assistantship Consideration Not Available   Not Available   Not Available  
No Departmental Assistantship Consideration July 15
Dec. 1
Apr. 15


Special Notes:

THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT LEAD TO A NY STATE INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN TESOL. The TOEFL requirement for international applicants to the TESOL masters program is waived if the student has successfully completed 3 years of study in a degree program at a college or university in the U.S. and maintained a B or better average.  Non-native speakers must have a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based, 100 on the internet-based, or 250 on the computerized-based TOEFL exam. An IELTS exam score of 7.0 is also acceptable in lieu of the TOEFL exam.

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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