Curriculum and Instruction

M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Imagine being in a room where everyone is speaking a language completely unfamiliar to you. Many students in our local schools face this problem on a daily basis. LIU Post's Master of Arts program in TESOL program prepares you to help children in all grades to overcome language barriers and learn how to speak the English language effectively. You will develop a greater awareness of the special needs of children in multilingual/multicultural school districts. This highly specialized program - which prepares you for New York State certification - also provides advanced training for experienced TESOL teachers, supervisors and administrators.

The program is 30 credits.
(Approximately half of the courses are delivered online with the remaining courses delivered face-to-face.)

Applicants to the M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) must meet following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission at
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended. Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Personal statement
  • Submission on the general Graduate Record Examination (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing). Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer-based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5.


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