Master’s in TESOL

Master’s in TESOL, Pre-K – Grade 12, ONLINE progam

Please note: The GRE is NO LONGER REQUIRED.

This is the lowest-cost program in NY.

Courses are 100% online!

This Master’s in TESOL fulfills requirements for professional certification in TESOL and your area of initial certification

The Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at University of Mount Saint Vincent is a 30 credit curriculum consisting of both professional and skills-based clinically oriented courses. Upon successful completion of this program and required content specialty examination in ESOL, students who currently hold an initial New York State teaching certification will have fulfilled the academic requirements for certification in TESOL from Pre-K – Grade 12, as well as their initial certification area. Students without initial teacher certification must complete an additional 6 credits and follow all program recommendations for NYSED certification exams to be eligible for New York State initial certification in TESOL. Prior to program completion, all students must document completion of 12 credits in a foreign language(s) or sign language. Undergraduate coursework, graduate course- work, or equivalent credit on CLEP or NYU Proficiency will be accepted. 

This program starts in Fall 2023.

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Who is it for

The M.S. in TESOL program at UMSV is an accelerated program designed for working professionals, career changers, or recent college graduates looking to make a difference in the lives of children. Classes are 100% online, conveniently held on weekends so that you can continue to work while you earn your degree. Our cohort model allows you to stay together with the same group of students throughout the program. Students receive a full course schedule upon admission, so you never have to worry about choosing and registering for courses.

Ready To Learn More? Come To An Open House Meeting

Questions?  Call or e-mail us for more info!
Jessica Haylock
718-923-9333 x 836


Benefits of the TESOL Master’s Degree Program administered through CITE: 

  • $425 per credit + $50 per semester technology fee
  • No additional fees or tuition increases
  • Federal Financial Aid and payment plans available
  • Courses held ONLINE on Saturdays from 8:30 – 4:00
  • Free EAS & CST Test Prep courses offered on Sundays and weeknights 
  • University of Mount Saint Vincent will accept up to 6 transfer credits
  • New cohorts begin every Fall (October)
  • No prior certification needed to enter the program
  • Students progress through the program in a cohort of 20-25 students
  • There is no GRE requirement
  • Upon graduation, students will meet academic requirements for initial/professional certification in TESOL as well as their initial certification area.

Ready To Learn More? Come To An Open House Meeting

Questions?  Call or e-mail us for more info!
Jessica Haylock
718-923-9333 x 836


The University of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, independent liberal arts college that provides high quality opportunities for professional advancement, accomplishment, and service through graduate and certificate programs.  At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person by fostering an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Take advantage of the mission, history, and experience of the University of Mount Saint Vincent, now available through our partnership in Brooklyn.  We offer UMSV’s courses with the same practicality, affordability, and convenience you’ve come to expect from CITE programs.