Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Graduates from Fredonia's TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program help to positively enhance a person's life on a daily basis. If you are committed to life-enhancing multilingual and multicultural student learning, if you are prepared to teach and learn with and from students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, if you are willing to meet high and rigorous professional standards, then the TESOL graduate program is the right program for you.
Our program provides graduates:
- New York State preK-12 Teaching Certification*
- The ability to teach English both here and abroad
- The opportunity to assist immigrants in adapting to their new community
- The tools to provide essential services to English language learners of all ages
- A springboard to Ph.D. programs
TESOL Program Options
We offer prospective applicants four options to prepare for a career TESOL.
M.S.Ed. TESOL Option 1 for applicants with a current or pending NYS teaching certificate
M.S.Ed. TESOL Option 2 for applicants without a current NYS teaching certificate
M.A. Language and Learning for applicants interested in a career outside of NYS public education**
Certificate of Advanced Study for applicants interested in NYS certification in ESOL or Bilingual education***
Our hybrid program offers several online courses along with a traditional classroom experience. On campus, classes are usually offered Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings starting at 4:30 P.M. A typical full-time graduate TESOL student (9 credit hours per semester) takes two years to complete their degree.
Our graduates are trained by experts in language policy, forensic linguistics, and bilingual education; so graduates of the program are well-prepared for the classrooms of tomorrow.
Applying to TESOL
*NYS Teaching Certification only applies to TESOL Option 1, Option 2, and the Certificate of Advanced Study. **MA, Language and Learning, TESOL program does not offer NYS Teaching Certification. *** The Certificate of Advanced Study option is not a masters degree.
Certificate of Advanced Study - Gainful Employment