Pace University's School of Education Launches Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Pace University's School of Education now offers an innovative one-year program to prepare students who want to teach English in an international setting or with adult learners in the U.S.

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“This innovative one-year MS in TESOL comes at a time when there is an increased need for English language teachers and a growing interest of educators to teach English here and abroad,” said Pace University Provost Vanya Quiñones, PhD.

Pace University’s School of Education has a new Master of Science (MS) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International. This 30-credit program is offered on Pace’s New York City and Westchester campuses and can be completed in one year.

The TESOL International MS prepares teachers of English who want to work in an international setting, or with adult learners in the United States. Students learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), so they can apply the knowledge, sociolinguistic contexts, and language development to instruction.

Pace’s new program offers a unique technological approach by integrating a combination of computational thinking, Ed tech, and language teaching. A strong emphasis will also be placed on providing students with a wide range of fieldwork experiences and hands-on practice teaching under the guidance of supervisors, faculty, and mentor-teachers. Students will benefit from practicum experience teaching in New York City or abroad in their country of origin.

TESOL educators are in high demand around the globe, and the number of English learners is expected to grow. According to the UK’s British Council, 1.75 billion people use the English language worldwide, and that number is expected to increase to 2 billion people, by 2020.

“The School of Education at Pace University provides relevant and marketable education degrees and programs that are accessible to their students. This innovative one-year MS in TESOL comes at a time when there is an increased need for English language teachers and a growing interest of educators to teach English here and abroad,” said Provost Vanya Quiñones, PhD. “Students in New York City and Westchester will gain valuable skills with our nationally-recognized faculty in this new TESOL International program.”

Not only does the TESOL International MS integrate foundational courses in education, but also TESOL core curriculum that covers theories, language acquisition and linguistics, as well as TESOL methods, electives, and a capstone. In addition to offering this program on both campuses, some courses are also available online.

About the School of Education:
For more than fifty years, Pace University’s School of Education has prepared students to not only meet the requirements for teaching certification but to also be agents of change committed to student success and lifelong learning. Through small classes and early fieldwork experiences, School of Education students are ready to make a difference in the world before they even graduate.

School of Education students receive the tools they need to be successful educators from faculty who are nationally and internationally renowned for active engagement in progressive research activities. We provide courses in a variety of new specialty areas to improve engagement, especially for students with diverse learning styles and learning differences. http://www.pace.edu/soe.

About Pace University:

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The University also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law School in White Plains.

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