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TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages)

SUNY Oswego's program in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) prepares you to specialize in teaching English to non-native English speakers in an increasingly globalized environment.


The unique program, which offers both linguistics and education courses, combines three years of intensive academic study with a year of clinically rich experience, during which you’ll be immersed in schools, coached by certified English as a second language (ESL) teachers and supported by Oswego’s faculty. TESOL majors can seek initial certification upon graduation and apply to teach ESL in K-12 schools.

Launch your career

Opportunities

Apply for tuition assistantships, scholarships and study abroad opportunities. Join the Linguistics Club. Interact with students of diverse backgrounds — including international students majoring in teaching English in their home countries. You can pursue a second major or a minor in linguistics, a foreign language, cognitive science or other fields.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Teaching (K–12)
  • Community centers for refugees and immigrants
  • Companies that hire from abroad

Graduate studies may include

  • Educational administration
  • College-level ESL

Facilities

Oswego's School of Education recently occupied newly renovated space in Park, Wilber and Sheldon halls. Our Field Placement Office can connect you with opportunities to learn in and lead classrooms in a diverse offering of locations.