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

Hofstra's TESOL programs are renowned for:
State-of-the-art coursework;
Individual attention to students' academic needs;
Support of graduates' employment efforts;
Convenient location on Long Island, in close proximity to New York City.

Questions? Contact Tatiana Gordon, Program Director

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), MSEd 
    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), MA
    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, MSEd
    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), MA
    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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    This dual certification program will prepare students to meet the educational requirements for certification in both students with disabilities (Grades 1-6) and teaching English as a second language (all grades). The degree provides students with the opportunity to participate in classes that focus on the most current understandings of special education and TESOL pedagogical practices. This program consists of a sequence of core courses and experiences for teaching students across the full range of disabilities and special health care needs leading to:
    New York state initial/professional certification as a special education teacher at the childhood developmental level.
    New York state initial/professional certification for teaching English as a second language (all grades).

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