MS in TESOL at Concordia
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TESOL (24 - 33 credits)
ESL teachers are in high demand the world over. Jobs can be found in public and private schools, adult education settings, non-profit organizations, private tutoring companies and international business settings. Whether you have an MS in Education, a BS in Education, or are thinking of changing careers, Concordia College’s MS in TESOL can take your career in an exciting new direction. Courses are offered on Saturdays and online, and the program can be completed in just 15 months. Depending on your current degree, you’ll take 24 to 33 credits leading to an NYSED ESOL preK-12 certificate.
EDU 504 Linguistics for Educators
EDU 506 Foundations of General and Bilingual Education for Diverse Populations
EDU 519 Methods and Materials: Teaching English to Speakers of English as a New Language
EDU 507 Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice
EDU 515 Pedagogical Grammar of English
EDU 517 Teaching Across the Content Areas: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies
EDU 528 Language, Culture and Literacy
EDU 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment
EDU 600 Research Methods in Education
EDU 685 Student Teaching 3 Cr. (Students with an initial Certificate)
EDU 686 Student Teaching 6 Cr. (Career changers)
State Required Exams
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Content Specialty Test (CST)- ESOL or Safety Net ESOL
edTPA- English as an Additional Language
*Teachers who already have an initial or professional teaching certificate are not required to take EAS or edTPA.
State Required Workshops
Dignity for All Students Act
School Violence Prevention and Intervention
*Workshops are offered periodically. Contact Yvette Colon for the schedule Yvette.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application for admission
- Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from (an) accredited institution(s) of higher education indicating award of a baccalaureate (or its equivalent) degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In their course of study, applicants must have completed
3 semester hours of mathematics (includes statistics)
3 semester hours of natural or physical sciences
3 semester hours of social studies
*Course deficiencies may be fulfilled by enrolling for college-level courses at any regionally accredited college or by completing approved College Board CLEP exams.
- Language other than English: 12 credit hours in a college level foreign language or American sign language
Students who have not satisfied the foreign language studies requirement may be admitted to the program with the understanding that they must satisfy this requirement prior to graduation.
Students may take CLEP Work Language Test or NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Test equivalent to 12 credits.
- Two letters of reference from applicant’s employers and/or instructors
- Personal statement of applicant’s goals and objectives (in accordance with the graduate application guidelines)
- GRE (applicants with an initial or professional teaching certificate with a master’s degree will be exempt from GRE requirement)
- Immunization records must be submitted in order to register for courses
- International Candidates whose native language is other than English are required to take and achieve a passing score in either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test).
TOEFL: 79 IBT; 550 PBT