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 Westchester. The MS in TESOL International can be combined with Pace University’s Global Pathways Program, which integrates academic English development with graduate study.
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.