Teaching English Language Learners, M.S.

Admission for fall semester starts are considered on a rolling basis, with a suggested deadline of January 15 for scholarship consideration. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum of 12 credits in a language other than English, or equivalent.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Miller Analogy Test (MAT); or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination; or a passing score on the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for EducatorsedTPA, or ATS-W exam.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity and working with students who speak languages other than English, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member.
  • Prior experiences working with youth
  • Resume or CV.

Additional requirements for the Preparation/1st Certification program

  • An undergraduate or master’s degree in a liberal arts or core content area; contact the department for more information.

Additional requirements for the Professional program

  • New York State initial certification in any teaching area.

Financial Support