Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Adult (MA)


Welcome to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Adult (MA) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Adult (MA) program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan


Sub Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 30 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence for a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the TESOL – Adult (MA) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) and supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum) administered by the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE).


Fieldwork is defined as a classroom experience in a real-world educational setting, such as an intensive English program at a local college, in conjunction with a course. Most courses have fieldwork requirements – consult the course sequence and course catalog for details

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester.

Certification and Licensure

This program does not lead to New York State certification.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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