TESOL and Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education


Prepare for your choice of careers through graduate study in TESOL and Bilingual Education graduate programs at Hofstra University. Develop a deep expertise in language teaching methodology, linguistics, and immigration studies. Build your knowledge and skills through student teaching in schools throughout the New York City metropolitan area, and benefit from individualized, clinical supervision from highly qualified educators. Our graduates work all over the country and the world as school teachers, college instructors, program administrators, language school directors, materials and curricula developers, and interpreters and translators. Literacy education, multicultural education, meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the programs. The program conforms to the National TESOL Standards and the requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the TESOL and Bilingual Education programs, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have demonstrated proficiency in a second language. See program details for more information as advanced programs may require additional education and experience.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • 2-3 Letters of reference
  • Personal statement of interests and career intentions may be required.

An interview with the program director will be required.

If you are a current Hofstra student interested in pursuing the undergraduate/graduate dual-degree program, please contact your academic advisor. Direct any additional questions to

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

To learn more about TESOL and Bilingual Education programs at Hofstra, please see program details below.

Apply to TESOL and Bilingual Education programs at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The TESOL and Bilingual Education programs are between 15- 38 credits.

Review the program listing below or visit the TESOL and Bilingual webpage.


MSEd in Teaching English as a Second Language
MSEd in Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and TESOL
MSEd in Special Education and Teaching English as a Second Language
MA in TESOL with Specialization in STEM
MA in Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and TESOL
MA in Bilingual Education
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education


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Faculty Profiles

Tatiana Gordon

Tatiana Gordon

Dr. Tatiana Gordon, professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology and Director of TESOL and Bilingual Education at Hofstra, earned an EdD at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught English to speakers of other languages in America, Asia, and Europe. She has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching, including the 1997 Fulbright Memorial Scholarship. She has published articles and has given media presentations on immigration studies, linguistics, and TESOL methodology. Her book, Teaching Young Children a Second Language, covers questions of interest to TESOL educators.

Meet Dr. Gordon
Tatiana Gordon

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at