Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd)

Master of Science in Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Our advanced TESOL program is for individuals who already hold, or are on track to soon hold, initial New York State teacher certification. This program is NOT for individuals who are looking to obtain initial certification to teach.

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If you are not yet certified and would like to be, check out our initial programs here.

If you are interested in TESOL but are looking to teach in higher education settings in the U.S. or across the globe, check out our TESOL (MA) here.

Students in the MSEd TESOL program are immersed in multi-layered theoretical and practical approaches to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), from language acquisition and literacy development to effective English as New Language Learners (ENL) pedagogy. Students taking classes full time will complete this program in just three semesters with their studies culminating in a capstone project.

The MSEd TESOL program is designed for those already possessing (or about to possess) New York state teacher certification looking to earn a master’s degree and certification in ESOL, which enables program completers to teach English as a New Language (ENL) in pre-K-12 settings.

Program requirements

Students must have at least 12 credits or the equivalent of study for a language other than English before enrolling in the MSEd program. In addition to 33 credit hours of TESOL coursework, students must complete requirements in fieldwork and an internship, as well as a capstone project.

Culminating paper/project requirement

Students in the TESOL programs enroll in an advisor-guided capstone course in their final semester. This capstone course provides a unified research base upon which to complete the culminating research project.

Plan of study

The plan of study for the MSEd in TESOL program provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.

Required courses

Students enrolled in teacher preparation programs must earn at least a B- in all courses to progress to subsequent semesters.


For questions regarding Binghamton University’s advanced teacher preparation program in TESOL, contact tlel@binghamton.edu.

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To apply to this program, visit our Admissions webpage.