Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed. - Option 2 Sample Degree Map

Through our 40 credit hour, Online, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S.Ed. - Option 2 program, you will be able to work towards your New York State Initial and Professional Teaching Certifications.  You will also 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

  • 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

First Year


Course Credits
EDU 564 Linguistics for ESL Educators 3

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education 3
EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom 3
EDU 521 TESOL Practicum I *corequisite to EDU 519 0
EDU 570 Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction 3
EDU 518 Second Language Acquisition & Development 3


Course Credits
EDU 504 Intro to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDU 558 Practicum in Inclusive Education 1

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDU 540 Content Area ESL Instruction 3
EDU 541 TESOL Practicum II *corequisite to EDU 540 0
EDU 569 Language Assessment & Evaluation of English Language Learners 3
EDU 567 TESOL Practicum III *corequisite to EDU 569 0
EDU 555 Biliteracy Instruction & Assessment Methodologies 3
EDU 565 Language & Learning: Sociolinguistic Considerations 3

Second Year


Course Credits
EDU 501 Child Development 3
EDU 559 Educational Psychology 3

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDU 673 ESOL Practicum & Supervision Grades PreK-6 (40 days) 1.5
EDU 683 ESOL Practicum & Supervision Grades 7-12 (40 days) 1.5


* This can be completed during the first semester.
** 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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