TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) INTERNATIONAL, MS
TESOL educators are in high demand around the globe, and the number of English learners is expected to grow. According to the UK’s British Council, 1.75 billion people use the English language worldwide, and that number is expected to increase to 2 billion people, by 2020.
The Master of Science for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International is a 30-credit program which prepares teachers of English who want to work in international settings or with adult learners in the US. Students learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching English to create engaging learning environments. Special emphasis is given to the teaching of writing and the use of technology for today’s globalized classrooms. Students have a range of fieldwork experiences and hands-on practice teaching under the guidance of supervisors, faculty, and mentor-teachers.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
The TESOL International MS is a non-certification program that does not require an undergraduate degree in education. This could be ideal for students who would like to teach abroad or international students seeking to improve their English skills.
This program is available on both our Westchester and New York City campuses. Classes are conveniently offered in the evening and online.
WHAT YOU LEARN
This course of study integrates core (foundational) courses in education, TESOL core courses that cover theories, language acquisition and linguistics, TESOL methods, and electives. This program has been designed so that students can have a practicum experience teaching in New York City or their country of origin. This 30 – credit program can be completed in one year or be extended to two years. The MS in TESOL International can be combined with Pace University’s Global Studies Program, which integrates academic English development with graduate study.
Global Pathways: Academic, Social and English Support for International Students
The TESOL program at the School of Education offers international students the opportunity to be a part of Pace’s Global Pathways program, provided through the Office of International Students. Global Pathways is an academic bridge program that provides English as Second Language courses, tutoring, and other supports through Pace’s English Language Institute (ELI) and Pace International. For more information on Global Pathways: https://www.pace.edu/global-pathways
Candidates who successfully complete the program will have the skills and knowledge to teach ESL to adults domestically and internationally, or K-12 students abroad. Sample career opportunities include:
ESL (English as a Second Language) Teachers at colleges or community-based organizations, in the United States.
Teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in a variety of classroom environments internationally.
A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcripts documenting degree must be submitted).
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
Submission and review of official transcripts from ALL institutions attended.
Completion of the application process, including a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and, in some cases, an admission interview.