Brooklyn M.A. in TESOL

Brooklyn M.A. in TESOL


Set students up for success. Teach English to speakers of other languages. Get ready.

Share your passion for the intricacies of the English language with our M.A. in TESOL. This research-based, 33-credit program provides students with a better understanding of theory and practice needed to address the specific needs and academic performance of the English Language Learner (ELL) population.

Designed for students holding initial teacher certification in childhood or adolescent education or those with a bachelor's degree that leads to initial certification, St. Joseph’s M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program prepares students to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment to teach English to speakers of other languages in grades K-12.

Class time is devoted to equipping our students with innovative ways to teach a diverse group of children the foundations of the English language. You will graduate confident in putting the theories you learned in the classroom to practice.

Make a Difference with a TESOL Master’s Program

It’s a crucial skill to teach English to speakers of other languages. By graduation, you will develop strong literacy and language instruction techniques. And you will emerge from our program comfortable teaching core subjects in both English and your student’s native tongue.

Come to our Brooklyn campus to earn your TESOL certification in New York state and get ready to the next big step in your career.

The Brooklyn M.A. in TESOL Experience

Learn from the Best: Our education graduates have a high job placement rating — which comes as no surprise, as the education departments at St. Joseph's University consistently rank among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area.


Job Opportunities: There is a great demand across the United States for certified TESOL educators, with New York being among the states with the highest need, according to


An Interdisciplinary Degree: The child study and adolescence education departments at our Brooklyn campus both support our program, which prepares educators with a diverse range of topics. Included in the program are required courses in literacy and cognition and childhood special education. If the students’ bachelor’s degrees are in adolescence education, they gain exposure to clinical work in elementary schools, and vice versa.

Flexible Online Schedule

Our online courses are taught synchronously which allows students to interact with faculty and classmates in real time.  This format eliminates many of the barriers faced by the professionals in our program as it allows them to work from anywhere and removes the need for them to travel to campus on a regular basis.