TESOL International, MS

The Master of Science for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International is a 30-credit program that prepares teachers of English who want to work in international settings or with adult learners in the US. Students learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching English to create engaging learning environments. Special emphasis is given to the teaching of writing and the use of technology for today’s globalized classrooms. Students have a range of fieldwork experiences and hands-on practice teaching under the guidance of supervisors, faculty, and mentor-teachers.

Program Overview and Fieldwork

This course of study integrates core (foundational) courses in education, TESOL core courses that cover theories, language acquisition and linguistics, TESOL methods, and electives. This program has been designed so that students can have a practicum experience teaching in New York City or their country of origin. The MS in TESOL International can be combined with Pace University’s Global Pathways Program, which integrates academic English development with graduate study.

Career Outcomes

Candidates who successfully complete the program will have the skills and knowledge to teach ESL to adults domestically and internationally. Sample career opportunities include:

  • ESL (English as a Second Language) Teachers at colleges or community-based organizations, in the United States. 
  • Teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in a variety of classroom environments internationally.
Core Requirements
EDG 601Social Foundations1.5
Or Elective
EDG 602Adolescent Development1.5
Or Elective
EDG 605General Assessment3
Or Elective
EDG 606Learning Environments3
EDG 609Language, Literacy, and Global Perspectives3
TESOL Requirements
ED 555Teaching and Learning to Write: Theory and Practice3
ED 556ACMA:Teaching Eng Language & Literacy to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students3
ED 556BCMA: Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students across the Content Areas3
ED 557Linguistics and Grammar for Language Teachers3
Capstone Requirements
ED 690Teacher as Researcher3
ED 559Student Teaching or Practica for TESOL Candidates3
Total Credits30