Master of Science in TESOL Education, Advanced Certificate in TESOL Education
The Online Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is innovative and fully online, designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State certification as a TESOL specialist (grades K-12).
Students may choose the Master's Degree or the Advanced Certificate. Both programs are ideal for working teachers looking to maintain full-time employment and continue their education. Candidates completing either program can also qualify for the Bilingual Education Extension with additional New York State (NYS) testing.
There exists a tremendous need for skilled teachers in the areas of Bilingual Education and TESOL. In the Buffalo area alone, there are 3,862 English Language Learners (ELLs). Increasing the number of trained and certified teachers in the field will help serve ELL students better and will ease the burden on existing teachers. Acquiring this in-demand skill set helps teachers attain and retain quality positions in a competitive job market.
•Flexible schedule and online delivery with three start points during the year.
•The School of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by NCATE.
•Small class sections taught by Canisius professors.
•Coursework may be completed entirely online.
•Complete your practicum anywhere in the U.S. or internationally.
•There is no residency requirement on our Buffalo, NY campus.
•30 credit master's degree program meets requirements for New York State professional certification and initial certification as a TESOL specialist, K-12.
•The 18 credit hour advanced certificate can be completed in as little as one year.
The Canisius College School of Education and Human Services is accredited by NCATE.
Evidence of teaching certification required if seeking NYS certification.
Completion of 12 credit hours of college/university level credit in a foreign language.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL required for students from non-English speaking countries.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999