Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Canisius College

Program Details

The online Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) prepares teachers to become TESOL specialists for grades K-12. There is a growing need for skilled teachers who are certified to teach non-English speakers, and this program is for those who already have a degree in an undergraduate program but want to strengthen their skills as teachers in this area.  Courses include Linguistics, Literacy, & Second Language Acquisition, Methods and Materials of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Theory and Practice of Bilingual/Multilingual Education, and Evaluation Assessment in Bilingual/TESOL Education.


  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Preferred undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE, MAT or ALST test scores
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching certification
  • Evidence of 12 credit hours of college/university level credit in a language other than English

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education