Degrees & Requirements

Degrees & Requirements


The Applied Linguistics and TESOL program at Teachers College, Columbia University offers three levels of graduate-level degrees. Students within the program can earn a Master of Arts (M.A.), a Master of Education (Ed.M.), and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).

For those interested in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL M.A. program, the program offers three tracks to choose from. These include the Applied Linguistics track, TESOL General track, or TESOL with initial PK-12 certification.

For those interested in the articulated Master of Education (Ed.M.), the program offers three tracks in Applied Linguistics which include second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use.

At the Ed.D. level, the program offers three tracks in Applied Linguistics which include second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use.

For more information about each specific program track, please use the links below.

Applied Linguistics

Master of Arts (36 Points)

Applied Linguistics

Master of Education (60 Points)

Applied Linguistics

Doctor of Education (90 Points)

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Arts (36 Points)

Non-Certification

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teaching Residents)

Master of Arts (38 Points)

Initial Cert: TESOL Pre-K-12

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Arts (37 Points)

Initial Cert: TESOL Pre-K-12

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Education (60 Points)

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Doctor of Education (90 Points)

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