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These research and standards-based graduate programs prepare professional, competent, caring and multicultural educators of English Language Learners (ELLs). The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers two tracks, for those with and without New York State Certification.
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Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
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.
Download the program planning sheet (Word).
Foundations (9 credits)
TESOL Professional Core (18 credits)
Special Education Component (3 credits)
Technology Course (3 credits)
The program prepares graduates to:
Demonstrate knowledge of language and culture, the diverse language, cognitive and cultural background characteristics of English Language Learners (ELLs), grades K-12, including exceptional learners, and their individual instructional needs
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of instructional programs for ELLs (K-12) for varied linguistic, cognitive, and socio-cultural backgrounds
Demonstrate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research, and research-based formal and informal evaluation and assessment procedures, materials and resources
Identify, adopt, adapt and design curricula, instruction, materials and resources that address the varied linguistic, proficiency, cognitive levels and socio-cultural backgrounds of individual ELLs, based on relevant state and national standards and research-based exemplary practices in TESOL, K-12.
Demonstrate the implementation and management of effective instruction of ELLs of diverse linguistic, cognitive levels and socio-cultural backgrounds for language development, literacy in English and achievement in the content areas, K-12.
Demonstrate the alignment of classroom instruction with respect to state and national standards in TESOL, Literacy, Special Education, Content Areas of instruction, Technology and the Arts, and scientifically based, research-based exemplary practices in TESOL, K-12, in a collaborative environment.
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:
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