Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Master’s Programs
Whether you’re looking to enter the field of teaching or advance your career, Bank Street can help you get the credentials you need to work with students who are learning English as a new language (ENL) in pre-K, elementary school, middle school, or high school classroom settings.
Bank Street offers two TESOL programs: a master’s degree or an advanced certificate, both leading to TESOL certification. With its reputation as one of the best teacher preparation institutions in the country, Bank Street will equip you with a student-centered and culturally sustaining approach to teaching and learning that honors and responds to students’ academic, linguistic, and emotional strengths and needs.
The demand for teachers who are able to teach emergent bilingual students learning English continues to grow. Bank Street is uniquely poised to help you make an impact in this expanding field. Because we offer this program in New York City, you’ll study and practice in a public school system that has the most diverse immigrant student body in the country, where over 15 percent of the children in our city’s schools speak over 160 languages and language acquisition begins in school.
Children learning a new language need nurturing environments and educators who meet them “where they are.” You’ll develop critical thinking skills and a deep understanding of applied linguistics and learn to react with flexibility, adapt instruction to suit the needs of diverse learners, and create meaningful opportunities for learning that validate students’ authentic use of language.
Join our collaborative and supportive education community to earn TESOL accreditation, deepen your teaching practice, and become an advocate, critical thinker, and an effective teacher of language teaching and learning practices.