Copyright

ESL Graduate Programs in New York

The state of New York has various graduate programs for those who want to teach English as a Second Language. Prospective students can see what graduate degrees are offered at five institutions throughout the state.

View popular schools

Graduate degree programs for English as a Second Language are often known as TESOL programs, which stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The master's programs and their coursework and admissions requirements at five institutions in New York are covered below.

Institution Location Graduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
Manhattanville College Purchase, NY $16,590
Niagara University Niagara University, NY $13,698
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY $16,056
The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY $18,526
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY $24,226

Source: *National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Bilingual and Multilingual Teacher Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Native American Teacher Education

Overview of New York ESL Graduate Programs

Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College offers two TESOL master's programs: one for all grades and one for adult and international settings. Each program combines practical application with educational theory. The school also offers an advanced certificate in TESOL that requires 30 credits of study. Students must possess a bachelor's degree in order to apply for the master's degree programs. Those pursuing the certificate will need to already have a master's degree. The admissions process involves submitting an online application, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume. Students will also need to submit their scores from the GRE or MAT tests, along with a non-refundable application free of $75.00.

Niagara University

Niagara University also offers two TESOL master's degree programs. Students can pursue a Master of Science in TESOL, which is for those who hold a degree in education and New York initial state teacher certification. An 18-credit advanced certificate program in TESOL is also available for those with current teacher certification. The second master's program will provide students with initial teacher certification, which requires students to complete two full-time student teaching assignments. Students will need to mail their undergraduate transcripts to the university. They will need to submit two references (via mail or online) and a statement of intent and a resume online. Students will also need to mail their testing scores from the GRE, Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT.

Mercy College

Students will need to complete an online application for the graduate program at Mercy College. The college requires a non-refundable $40 processing fee and undergraduate transcripts. Additional documentation can include a personal statement, recommendation letters, resume, and test scores. Mercy College offers a Master of Science in TESOL with two possible tracks. The first one is for students who require initial reaching certificate and includes a fifteen-week student teaching rotation. The second track is for students who possess a teaching certificate in another subject area and includes 20 days of experience in an ESL PreK-12 class. An advanced certificate in TESOL is also available at Mercy College for currently certified teachers who already hold a master's degree.

The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle's admissions process includes submitting an application, bachelor's degree transcripts, resume, personal statement, and two recommendation letters. Students must have a 3.0 GPA for their content area, along with a 3.0 overall GPA. Admittance into the TESOL graduate program also requires that students earned a minimum of 12 credits in a foreign language. The master's degree program emphasizes cultural understanding, linguistics, and ESL teaching methods.

Hofstra University

Hofstra University awards several TESOL graduate degrees. The Master of Science in TESOL will provide students with an initial teaching certificate. Students can pursue a TESOL degree with specialization in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which is for those who already have teaching certification in another content area. The college also offers a dual degree in TESOL and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Similar to the other schools, Hofstra also has an advanced certificate option in TESOL for current teachers with a master's degree. Hofstra has an online graduate application and requires students to provide supporting documentation like transcripts and letters of recommendation via its web portal.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • MS in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12)
    • MS in Higher Ed - College Teaching and Learning

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
    • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    • MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    • M.Ed. in Special Education: Cross-Categorical
    • M.Ed. in Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-ITL
    • M.Ed. in Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-NITL
    • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - ESOL (K-Adult)
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Leadership
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - English Language Development
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Master of Divinity - Interdisciplinary Studies

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • MA in Education and Human Development in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services
    • MA in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    • MA in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Special Education, M.Ed.-Emphasis in Alternative Licensing
    • Special Education, M.Ed.-Endorsement in Special Education Generalist

    What is your highest level of education completed?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?