There are three (3) tracks for the TESOL program, based on the candidate's prior qualifications, as follows:
Track 1. Candidates who have a Master's degree and who have initial/provisional or professional/permanent certification in an approved area may choose to complete the 36 credit hour program and receive a second Master's degree or the Certificate of Advanced Study.
Track 2. Candidates who have a baccalaureate degree and who have New York State initial/provisional certification in an approved area must complete the 36-credit-hour program leading to the MS Ed. in TESOL.
Track 3. Candidates who have a baccalaureate degree or a Master's degree in an area of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences (e.g., English, Modern Languages, Mathematics, Biology, etc.) and who do not have teacher's certification of any type must complete the 36 credit hour program leading to the M.S.Ed. in TESOL and N.Y.S. Certification K-12, and must complete the additional courses or requirements at either the undergraduate or graduate level.