Gain Classroom Experience Before You Graduate
Learn new tools for teaching multilingual learners, and apply those skills to the classroom while earning your degree. The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) sets you up for success as an educator, thanks to our in-depth residency experience. Whether you are new to the field for initial certification or are seeking a master’s degree and professional certification with a TESOL specialization, this MAT program will help you reach your goals.
Why Earn an MAT With an ESOL Specialization From Clarkson?
We have designed the curriculum to fit the busy schedules of educators like yourself. The MATESOL program is completely online, in an asynchronous format, and can be completed in one year. That means you can benefit from a Clarkson education from any location in the U.S. and take courses around existing obligations.
The Clarkson MATESOL program has been designated as a Clinically Rich Intensive Teaching Institute by the NYS Education Department. This means we have demonstrated a commitment to providing a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on practical experience in NYS schools through our required fieldwork and teaching residency. This will offer the real-world preparation you need to become a proven and resourceful educator. As a result, graduates of the program have a 100-percent job placement rate and a 100-percent pass rate on the NYSTCE ESOL Content Specialty Test.
Several of our students, faculty and supervisors have been recognized by NYS TESOL and the National Center for Teacher Residencies with awards for their excellence, including the James E. Weaver Award and the Baecher Teacher Leadership Award.
Our faculty combine their pedagogical expertise and K-12 experience to enhance lectures and classroom discussions. These factors collectively foster an encouraging and nurturing learning environment to help you reach the next stage in your career.
What You'll Learn
The MAT ESOL program consists of 39 credit hours. In addition to field experience, teaching residencies and a graduation project, you will take courses like:
- Curriculum and Methods of Teaching ESOL
- Effective Teaching for All Learners
- English Grammar for the ENL Teacher
- English Linguistics
- Foundations of Teaching ESOL
- NY State Teacher Requirements
- The Modern Teacher