Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - All Grades (TESOL) (MA)

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Program Description

Leading to New York State Teacher Certification

Help meet the rising demand for second language teachers in the US and abroad. This master of arts program prepares you to teach English to speakers of other languages. You’ll learn pedagogical strategies; build a strong foundation in language, literacy, and linguistics; and gain valuable classroom experience through student teaching placements in New York City schools, preparing for a wide range of career options.


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.