M.Sc. On Campus

Teaching English Language Learners (PreK-12)

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Teaching English Language Learners (PreK-12) program at Syracuse University leads to a master’s degree and recommendation for New York State certification in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), PreK-12.  It reflects cutting edge theory and practice related to helping English language learners develop proficiency in English literacy and academic language skills.


Key facts

The Teaching English Language Learners (PreK-12) program at Syracuse University aligns with the professional standards of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Organization, and the New York State Teaching and Learning Standards and prepares teachers to be agents of change who work to transform education in ways that will fully serve the needs of English language learners.

This program is designed for those with NYS certification, and is a 30-credit course of study.  It can be pursued full-time over a year, in a fall-spring-summer sequence, or part-time over a several-year period.

The program also requires a minimum of 12 credits in one language other than English as an entry requirement.


Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Linguistic Analysis 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Linguistics for Teachers of English Language Learners 
  • Issues in Multicultural Literacy 
  • Early Intervention for Children's Reading Problems 
  • Methods of Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners
  • Methods of Literacy Across the Curriculum for English Language Learners 
  • Issues in Educating English Language Learners
  • Teaching English Language Learners Practicum and Capstone Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum of 12 credits in a language other than English, or equivalent.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Miller Analogy Test (MAT); or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination; or a passing score on the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators, edTPA, or ATS-W exam.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity and working with students who speak languages other than English, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member.
  • Prior experiences working with youth
  • Resume or CV.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Teaching English Language Learners (PreK-12)
Syracuse University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!