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Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Details

Canisius College offers a Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). There is a growing need for skilled teachers who are certified to teach non-English speakers. Students will complete a number of courses that are designed to prepare them to teach English to speakers of other languages.


  • Submission of one official undergraduate transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Evidence of teaching certification complete or in progress
    • Applications for candidates with less than a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA will be reviewed by the program director for an admissions decision and may include additional requirements (e.g., personal interview, GRE, etc.)
  • Evidence of completion of 12 credit hours of college/university level credit in a language other than English
  • Submission of two (2) letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)