Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed. - Option 1 Sample Degree Map

Through our  30 credit hour, Online, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed. - Option 1 program, you will have the opportunity to engage in the latest research-based teaching theories and methods grounded in pedagogy emphasizing culture and language.  If you are committed to life-enhancing multilingual and multicultural student learning, prepared to teach and learn with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and willing to meet rigorous professional standards, this program is right for you.

Admission Requirements

  • Valid NYS Initial Certification*
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Online application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent (Describe your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in TESOL and support your rationale with specific information pertinent to your desired degree.)
  • References (3)
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • 12 post-secondary credit hours of a language other than English (LOTE)*

Enrolling in a graduate education degree at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This degree plan map provides a sample pathway to graduation, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for degree requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at: www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Who to contact

Dr. Kate Mahoney

Sample Degree Plan


Course Credits
EDU 564 Linguistics for ESL Educators 3

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDU 518 Second Language Acquisition & Development 3
EDU 519/ EDU 521 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom 3
EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education 3
EDU 570 Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction 3

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDU 540/ EDU 541 Content Area ESL Instruction 3
EDU 569/ EDU 567 Assessment & Evaluation of English Language Learners 3
EDU 555 Biliteracy Instruction & Assessment Methodologies 3
EDU 565 Language & Learning: Sociolinguistic Considerations 3


Course Credits
EDU 671 Final TESOL/BE/IL Practicum & Seminar 3


* If you haven’t yet completed 12 post-secondary credit hours of a language other than English (LOTE), you may be conditionally admitted, which would allow you to satisfy the LOTE requirements while completing your graduate work.

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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