Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Track 2


Application Deadlines
February 1

Supplemental Materials
April 14


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Degree: Master of Science (M.S.)
Credits: 33
Career Path: Teacher of students who are learning English as an additional language

Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

The program emphasizes research-based instructional practices which promote cognitive development and linguistic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English as an additional language.

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.

Program Pre-Requisites

  • Twelve (12) credits in a language other than English
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English through undergraduate course work and the Admissions essay
  • Candidates for whom English is an additional 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:
    • A. IELTS*: 7 for General Test Score, No subtest can be lower than 6
    • B. TOEFL*: 577 for paper test, 90 for Internet based (IBT) test
      *Note: Scores can be no more than 2 years old.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines: February 1
Supplemental Materials Deadline: April 14

In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must have:
  • International students: All transcripts need to be translated into English and evaluated for evaluated for credentialing in the United States by and accredited agency (World Education Services)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate work
  • Two professional/academic recommendations
Visit the Admissions section for applications and general application requirements.

Additional Degree/Extension Programs

Fieldwork Requirements

Fordham GSE's TESOL Track 2 program follows a supervised field and clinical experience model in the PreK-12 grade levels.

It requires Field Experiences (115 hours) prior to Student Teaching, and Clinical Experiences (35 days at each placement - 560 hours) during Student Teaching.

Students are guided through both sets of experiences by the program coordinator, student-teaching faculty, field specialists, and school site cooperating teacher.

Program Curriculum

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General Requirements Technology (3 credits) Electives (6 credits) Practicum

Certification Information

This program does not lead to teaching certification.


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