Nazareth College

School of Education

TESOL for International Educators


4245 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The TESOL for International Educators (ITSL) Program is a 30-credit hour program leading to a Master of Science in Education Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) which can be completed in one year of full time study (part-time study option also available). This program is intended for the student who wishes to learn to teach English Language Learners abroad, or who wishes to teach outside the public school venue in the United States. This master’s degree program is not a teacher certification program for those who want to earn New York State certification to teach in K-12. International students are particularly encouraged to apply. The program provides students a balanced learning opportunity. Half of the courses are specific to the ITSL cohort which provides a smaller, more supportive learning environment, especially suitable for international students visiting the U.S. The remaining courses provide opportunities for ITSL students to attend a range of classes with other Nazareth College graduate students. Program participants get the best of both worlds. The ITSL program’s curriculum is guided by a multi-faceted understanding of language instruction. Overarching themes include the importance of understanding language and linguistics, language acquisition theories, and the implication of culture; while developing a wide ranging repertoire of pedagogical skills, including the infusion of aspects of technology. Students are provided opportunities to observe local language teachers, refine their teaching and presentation techniques, and employ their skills in a supervised internship.


The Teacher Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). This accreditation includes all Master of Science in Education degree programs.

International Student Requirements:

Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 798 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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