Graduate Programs

TESOL Program Options

Nazareth's four Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs are tailored to graduate student backgrounds and needs. The associated New York state Education Department teacher certification is ESOL: English to Speakers of Other Languages.

M.S.Ed. TESOL with Initial NYS Teacher Certification »

This 43-credit program is for students with no prior teacher certification who seek a master’s degree in TESOL and initial New York state teacher certification in ESOL to teach in public schools.

Program Requirements and Course Descriptions »


M.S.Ed. TESOL with Additional NYS Teacher Certification »

This 36-credit program is for students who already have New York state teacher certification (any type) and seek a master’s degree in TESOL and additional teacher certification in ESOL. This program fulfills master’s degree requirements for professional teaching certification.

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M.S.Ed. TESOL »

This 30-credit program is for both international students and native speakers of English who wish to earn a master’s degree in TESOL. (This program is not for initial New York state certification in ESOL.) This degree is for someone who:

  • Wants to teach English language learners outside the United States
  • Wants to teach at a private school or university in the United States
  • Needs a master’s degree to apply for a doctoral program
  • Has New York state initial teacher certification and needs a master’s degree in a related field to apply for professional certification

Post-Master's ESOL Certification-Only Program »

This 18-credit program is for students who currently hold New York state teacher certification, have completed a master's degree, and seek New York state ESOL certification.

Program Requirements and Course Descriptions »

Bilingual teaching

Nazareth offers a five-course Bilingual Education Extension for certified teachers to work with native Spanish speakers who are learning English.