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Teaching English as a Second Language and Languages Other Than English Programs

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), M.S.Ed. 
    Courses in this Master of Science in Education program lead toward New York State initial teacher certification for teaching English as a Second Language. The program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy education, multicultural education, meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The program conforms with the National TESOL Standards and the requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), Advanced Certificate
    Courses in this program lead toward New York state initial teacher certification for teaching English as a Second Language (PreK-12). This program is intended for teachers who hold a master's or higher degree in education as well as New York state certification in an area other than TESOL. The program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experience in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time practicum. Literacy education, multicultural education, meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The program conforms with the National TESOL Standards and the requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
  • TESOL with Specialization in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), M.A.
    This program leads to New York state initial/professional teacher certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This program is intended for teachers who hold a New York state certification in an area other than TESOL. The MA with a STEM specialization is designed specifically for educators who seek the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to integrate the teaching of the STEM curriculum to all students, but especially to students of diverse language backgrounds. Both educational technology and design technology are applied to the study of elementary science and mathematics to further the development of meaningful understanding in these areas. Integration of these areas occurs within a broader understanding of the way in which society both reflects and shapes curriculum and pedagogy in schools.
  • Languages Other Than English & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.S.Ed.
    The Master of Science in Education in Languages other than English (LOTE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a unique dual program, leads to two certifications in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and teaching foreign languages.  This is our most popular M.S.Ed. program in the arena of foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual education and is not offered at any other colleges or universities in the Long Island region.
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A.
    The Master of Arts in Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a 37-credit program intended primarily for international students who wish to become teachers of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of settings. Literacy education, multicultural education, meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities, and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. This program does not lead to New York state certification.

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For additional information about graduate studies in Foreign Language Education/Languages Other Than English, click here or contact Dr. Mustapha Masrour: 516-463-5653.

Hofstra University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) which involves extensive work in both theoretical and applied areas of language and linguistics. For more information, click here or contact Dr. George Greaney: 516-463-5651.