Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

Online Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate in TESOL Education or Bilingual Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Gain the qualifications and practical skills to teach English in any setting. MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Online - 30 credit hours You’ll learn to teach students who speak many different languages, and you don’t need to be bilingual to enroll. We’ll give you the certification and experience to begin teaching right away. And since TESOL is a growing field, job opportunities are expanding, especially in urban areas. Program Highlights • Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer. • Enroll without being bilingual – fluency in a second language is not required. • Prepare for a job anywhere different languages are spoken. • Conduct your practicum anywhere in the United States or internationally. • Complete the entire program online – there’s no residency required. • Apply for financial support through available grant funding. • Earn your degree in three to four semesters. Advanced Certification in TESOL Online – 18 credit hours Our advanced certification in TESOL equips master’s holding classroom teachers to teach English to speakers of other languages. Our program meets New York certification requirements for grades K–12. You’ll study cultural issues, theory, and linguistics. You’ll participate in research and field work. So you’ll complete the program genuinely prepared.


The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement. Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30/18/15

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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