We offer a 36-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL General studies for students wishing to teach in any of a variety of settings, except in the New York State public schools. Through comprehensive and innovative coursework, hands-on experiences in our on-campus language school, and research projects, you’ll explore the teaching and learning of English to speakers of other languages.
Please note: The General Track does not prepare students to obtain New York State PK-12 Certification in ESL.
The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Arts degree with three tracks: Applied Linguistics, TESOL General, and TESOL K-12 with Initial Certification. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.
Students earning the Masters of Arts degree have four types of requirements: general courses, core courses (specific to each track), elective and breadth courses, and an exit project. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. The core, elective, and breadth courses for each track are included below.
General Courses (15 points for AL and TESOL General. 12 points for TESOL PK-12.):
Core Courses (9 points; see below for each track)
Elective and Breadth Courses (12 points for AL and TESOL General only. For TESOL PK-12, see below.):
Students can normally expect to complete the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years).
The TESOL General track offers a 36-point Master of Arts degree for students wishing to teach in any of a variety of settings except in the New York State public schools. The General Track does not prepare students to obtain New York State PK-12 Certification in ESL.
Core Courses (specific to TESOL track) (9 points):