GSE Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
Credits: 30
Career Path: Teacher of K-12 students who is learning English as an additional language
Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and TESOL International Association awarded National Recognition to Fordham's TESOL program. TESOL teacher candidates learn to identify and implement ESL teaching strategies, design and evaluate curriculum, and become familiar with instructional materials to meet the needs of emerging bilinguals (EB).

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. The program prepares individuals to work with children and adolescents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

This program is only available for individuals interested in teaching K-12 schools and who are qualified to be certified as teachers in K-12 schools.

Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships Available 

Fieldwork required for financial aid & scholarships.

Program Prerequisites

  • Twelve (12) credits in a language other than English
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English through undergraduate course work and the admissions essay

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements 

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

In addition to the general admissions requirements above, international applicants must have all transcripts translated into English and evaluated for credentialing in the United States by an accredited agency (World Education Services). 

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes and review a list of courses.

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