About Our TESOL Programs
Niagara University now offers an innovative master's degree and certificate programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our TESOL programs are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to:
- Gain knowledge of the theories, strategies and methods for teaching English language learners.
- Acquire an awareness and understanding of the sociocultural and sociolinguistic issues that impact the acquisition of English as an additional language.
- Experience a range of TESOL observations and teaching experiences under the supervision of outstanding mentor-teachers and field supervisors.
As English continues to expand as a medium for global communication, the demand for qualified English language teachers increases. Likewise, as the non-native English-speaking immigrant population increases in this country, teachers of English as a Second Language are needed to provide linguistic and cultural training.
Niagara’s TESOL programs will prepare students to meet certification requirements and will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of English language learners.
Outstanding Career Opportunities
English is the language of global communications and demand for TESOL professionals is greater than ever before. Our graduates will be qualified to work in public and private schools (locally and internationally), international corporations, governments, NGOs, and in private practice in the U.S. and abroad. They will also be qualified to become ESL materials specialists, administrators and researchers. They are able to teach English to people of all ages and conditions of life, administering ESOL programs, creating new programs and developing new teaching methods.
Our students are people who understand the importance of effective communication in every area of life. All are highly motivated to enter or advance in a field that allows them to work across borders and cultures and help others. Teaching English abroad is another option for our students and it is the experience of a lifetime. Recent graduates, people changing careers, or people contemplating a few more years of working before retirement are all perfect candidates to take TESOL courses.