Online Masters in TESOL

Online Masters in TESOL

Dominic Ballachino, MS '13 
Special Education Consultant Teacher at Tapestry Charter School 

Specialize Your Education with an Online TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) Degree

The TESOL program is innovative and fully online, designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State certification as a TESOL specialist (grades K – 12).

Canisius offers two graduate degrees and two certificate option:

Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-leads to NYS certification 

Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-not leading to NYS certification

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - not leading to NYS Certification

Candidates completing either Master's or Advanced Certification program for NYS certification may also meet requirements for the Bilingual Education Extension.

A tremendous need exists for skilled teachers in the areas of Bilingual Education and TESOL. Acquiring this in-demand skill set helps teachers attain and retain quality positions in a competitive job market.

Program features:

  • Flexible schedule and online delivery with three start points during the year.
  • The School of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by CAEP.
  • Small class sections are taught by Canisius professors.
  • Complete your practicum anywhere in the U.S. or internationally
  • Master’s degree program meets requirements for NYS professional certification and initial certification as a TESOL specialist.
  • Advanced certificate program can be completed in as little as one year.

TESOL English Language Bulletin

Fusing Language Acquisition with Approaches to Teaching Music

By: Beth Crumpler 
Most language teachers will agree that songs and chants help students master another language. In addition, language teachers will agree that using movement and hands-on learning experiences, such as in total physical response strategies, also help students acquire language. Just like language teaching, music teaching includes approaches that utilize movement and communication. The two most common approaches to music instruction are the Kodaly and Orff methods, which have similarities to language instructional approaches.