Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/College (PhD)

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Program Description

The doctoral program in TESOL prepares teacher educators, supervisors, and researchers for TESOL and bi-cultural settings. The program emphasizes research in second language acquisition and pedagogy in linguistically diverse environments. Courses include foundations of TESOL, research methods, departmental content seminars, and a dissertation proposal seminar.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.