School of Education and Human Services
Online MS in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Online
Advanced Certificate in TESOL Education or Bilingual Education, Master of Science in TESOL Education
The Canisius College TESOL and Bilingual programs are fully online and designed to prepare you for New York State certification for teaching ESL in grades kindergarten through 12. There are options in the program for NYS certification and non-certification tracks.
The demand for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is increasing throughout the country and abroad, opening a world of career opportunities. Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience working as TESOL and Bilingual teachers. The advanced certificate program and bilingual extension can be completed in as little as one year. Your field practicum can be completed anywhere in the United States or internationally.
- Flexible schedule and online delivery with three start points during the year.
- The School of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by CAEP.
- Small class sections are taught online by Canisius professors.
- Courses are taught by faculty with extensive teaching experience working as TESOL and Bilingual teachers.
- The field practicum can be completed anywhere in the U.S. or internationally.
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