M.Ed. On Campus

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

24 months
1605 USD/credit 29692 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 29692 USD/year
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The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) program from Hofstra University is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. 


Program Details

Literacy education, multicultural education, meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) program from Hofstra University conforms with the National TESOL Standards and the requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Courses in this master of science in education program lead toward New York state initial teacher certification for teaching English as a second language (all grades).

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Development and Learning in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Immigrant Children in the U.S. School
  • Information Technology for Teachers
  • Linguistics for Teachers of English-Language Learners
  • Approaches to English Grammar
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Contemporary Cultures of Latin America
  • The Family as Educator: Multicultural Dimensions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Rolling Admission


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work, or its equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on course work in the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.
  • Completion of General Education Core and Content requirements for teacher education programs (see below).
  • Interview with the director of the TESOL Program.
  • A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of foreign language study or demonstrated proficiency in a second language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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