The skill of teaching English to speakers of other languages is acquired through studying specialized methods and techniques that differ from those used by teachers of English to native speakers. This preparation is the focus of the programs in TESOL PreK-12 program at The City University of New York.
In these programs, links to the ESL classroom are emphasized and students are exposed to extensive field experiences and practice. Students should be prepared to spend considerable amounts of time observing and participating in educational settings in addition to attending classes at Hunter. All fieldwork experience must be done in New York City public schools.
TESOL-MA has two tracks (or subplans). Track 1 (Subplan: TESOLLNYSC) is for applicants with no prior NYS certificate. Track 2 (Subplan: TESOLANYSC) is for applicants who have prior NYS certificate.
- An overall GPA of 3.0.
- Track 2 students only: Must maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
- Demonstrate graduate-level academic oral and written communication skills in their coursework, and the ability to serve as appropriate models of the English language for their future students.
- Electronic Portfolio Evaluation or successful completion of a master’s essay (EDESL 78000).
- Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.
- Foundations of Bilingual Education
- Child and Adolescence Development
- Socio-Cultural Aspects of Language
- Methods in Teaching English as Second Language- PK-12 (KC)
- K-12 ESL Curriculum and Materials across the Content Areas (KC)
- Language Assessment in TESOL
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
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- Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5.
- A liberal arts of sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
- A general education core in liberal arts and sciences to include: 12 credits in foreign language documented on a transcript or equivalent credits on a standardized proficiency test such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the NYU Proficiency Test in Foreign Language;
- Satisfactory communication skills. (An oral interview and on-site writing sample may be required to provide additional evidence of communication skills, depending on the applicant’s academic record and language proficiency as reflected in the application).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A personal statement.
International25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
National25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State11090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.
- Resident: $470 per credit
- Non-resident: $855 per credit
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