Program Overview

LIU Post's Master of Arts program in TESOL program prepares students to help children in all grades to overcome language barriers and learn how to speak the English language effectively. Students will develop a greater awareness of the special needs of children in multilingual/multicultural school districts.

This specialized program prepares students for New York State certification and also provides advanced training for experienced TESOL teachers, supervisors and administrators. It is 39 to 42 credits depending on course selection and the culminating experience.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages degree program provides advanced training for experienced TESOL teachers and for supervisors and administrators who want to gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for the programs that they supervise, provides students with fundamental TESOL skills especially those who have not had practical teaching experience, and provides professional enrichment opportunities for field-experienced TESOL teachers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    The program is accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, signifying that the course of study is exemplary in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in Kindergarten through grade 12 schools.


    Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 overall and 2.75 in major grade point average or equivalent in an accredited bachelor’s program. You must demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the English language, have six credits in each Liberal Arts area: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities and possess knowledge of a foreign language and/or culture equivalent of 12 credits in the study of foreign language. Students who do not meet this requirements are welcome to discuss their options for admissions with the graduate advisor.

    School Overview

    Long Island University is a four-year private school located in Brooklyn, New York. LIU was formed in 1926 by the New York State Education Department to provide effective and affordable education to people from all walks of life.

    LIU has two main campuses, one located in Brooklyn, and one located in Brookville. Educational programs are offered at LIU sites located in Brentwood, Riverhead, Rockland, and Westchester. The Brooklyn campus is the original location of Long Island University. Long Island University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. LIU Brooklyn offers online degrees from the School of Nursing.


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