The School of EducationQueens Campus, Online
This 33 credits research and standards-based graduate program is intended for those educators who wish to obtain a Master’s of Science Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This program addresses the needs of educators interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse learners. The focus is on creative and critical pedagogy and best teaching practices with socially just awareness as well as multi-modal curriculum design and planning for ENL (English as a New Language) students. Coursework addresses many critical areas and major policies and program models such as the dual language approach, the psychology and sociology of teaching linguistically diverse students, appropriate assessment instruments for planning instruction and ensuring progress, individualizing instruction for special education and all students, incorporating technology and creative classroom applications, exemplary clinical/field experiences to develop reflective teaching and planning practices. Our 11-course sequence prepares candidates to become professional, competent, caring and multicultural educators of English Language Learners (ELLs).
This program is offered entirely online.
In order to earn the certificate, students must complete the 33-graduate education courses within the program, pass the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) in TESOL and possess 12-credits in a foreign language. Any deficient foreign language credits can be fulfilled while enrolled in the program.
Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
In addition, the following are required for admission:
You must take and submit the results from one of the three possible exams listed below in order for you to be considered for admission.
The program prepares graduates to teach English as a New Language (ENL) in New York State classrooms as push-in/pull-out teachers or in stand -alone classrooms and in dual language classrooms, when combined with an additional education certification. Our coursework enables candidates to successfully navigate the challenges of working with students from various cultures who speak a variety of languages. Students completing this program can also teach ENL/EFL students in schools and college programs abroad or within the United States.
Earn Your Degree Online
Pursue your St. John’s degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs allow you to take courses electronically. Log in at your convenience to enter our virtual classrooms, learn from our accomplished faculty, and engage with classmates.
Our online courses offer the same high academic quality that students experience on campus. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.
A Fully Academic Experience
You also enjoy the outstanding services available to all St. John’s students, for example:
Contact us for more information about online learning at St. John’s.
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