Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Track 2
: Master of Science (M.S.)
: Teacher of students developing proficiency in English language skills
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The program emphasizes sound educational practices leading to cognitive and linguistic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. It is appropriate for those who work in adult education, corporate or community education, and for international educators preparing to teach English as a foreign language. This program is available for individuals who are not pursuing a state teaching certification.
Track 2 is masters degree is designed for international students who want to teach adults in colleges, businesses, and community organizations. It does not lead to teaching certification.
- Twelve credits in a language other than English
- Demonstrate proficiency in English through undergraduate course work and the Admissions essay.
Application Deadlines: February 1
Supplemental Materials Deadline: April 14
In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must have:
- Candidates for whom English is a second language are required to take and achieve a passing score in one of two tests: the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test). The following scores are the recommended minimum, current* test scores for English Language Proficiency for admission to the Graduate School of Education:
- IELTS*: 7 for General Test Score, No subtest can be lower than 6.
- TOEFL*: 577 for paper test, 90 for Internet based (IBT) test.
- *Note: Scores can be no more than 2 years old.
- For international students all transcripts need to be translated into English For international students all transcripts need to be translated into English AND evaluated for evaluated for credentialing in the United States by and accredited agency (i.e., World Education Services)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate work
- Two professional/academic recommendations
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Additional Degree/Extension Programs
In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.
In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.
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This program does not lead to teaching certification. More info.