English as a World Language (M.S.)

30 credits

NYSED 25422/25420

This Master of Science degree program is designed for persons who want to develop expertise in teaching English to speakers of other languages but are not pursuing a state teaching certificate.

It is appropriate for those who work in adult, corporate, or community education, and for international educators preparing to teach English as a foreign language.

In addition to the general admission and completion requirements for master’s-level study at the Graduate School of Education, candidates must have the following:

  • a 30-credit major or concentration in English language arts, social studies, science, technology, or mathematics
  • candidates for whom English is a second language are required to take and achieve a passing score in one of two tests: the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test). The following scores are the recommended minimum, current1 test scores for English language proficiency for admission to the Graduate School of Education:
    • IELTS1: 7 for General Test Score; no subset can be lower than 6
    • TOEFL1: 577 for paper test, 90 for Internet based (IBT) test
  • 12 college credits in a language other than English
  • 3 credits in English Literature
  • 3 credits in English Composition/Writing

Scores can be no more than two years old.

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
UEGE 5102Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education3
CTGE 5842Second Language Acquisition and Assessment 13
CTGE 5855English as a Second Language for Adults 13
CTGE 6502English as a World Language3
CTGE 5845Learning Content Through Language in Multilingual Classrooms 13
CTGE 5846Teaching English Oracy and Literacy to Speakers of Other Languages 13
CTGE 6401Teaching the Structure of the English Language 13
CTGE 5841Principles of Bilingual Education3
CTGE 5849Designing Culturally and Technologically Relevant Instruction3
CTGE 5847Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 1, 23
CTGE 0701Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment0
Total Credits30

Fieldwork required.


There is a fee associated with this course.