Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Graduate: Advanced Certificate, Master's

School of Education & Human Services

The demand for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is increasing throughout the country and abroad, opening a world of career opportunities. It is a trend that is projected to grow steadily. If you already have a degree in an undergraduate program, consider a Master in TESOL to strengthen your skills as a teacher.

Program Description

The TESOL and Bilingual programs are fully online and designed to prepare you for New York State certification for teaching in these areas in grades kindergarten through 12. The program provides flexibility in scheduling, eliminating time and travel barriers you may encounter as a working professional.

You have a number of options in the program including certification and non-certification tracks. Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience working as TESOL and Bilingual teachers. The advanced certificate program and bilingual extension can be completed in as little as one year. Your field practicum can be completed anywhere in the United States or internationally.

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 online by Canisius professors.
  • Courses are taught by faculty with extensive teaching experience working as TESOL and Bilingual teachers.
  • The field practicum can be completed anywhere in the U.S. or internationally.
  • Our Master’s degree program meets requirements for NYS professional certification and initial certification as a TESOL specialist.
  • The advanced certificate program and the bilingual extension can be completed in as little as one year.

Distinctions

The program is one of only a few TESOL/Bilingual Education Master’s programs in the country offered entirely online.

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