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Kean University

What You Learn

  • Analyze theories, methods and materials designed to teach English language leaders in many contexts
  • Develop innovative approaches for teaching content and language in multilingual settings
  • Compare and contrast the process of acquiring language and reading skills in one's native language, and in a second language
  • Examine languages and cultures by using ethnographic research methods
  • Identify and assess the emotional and psychological needs of bilingual/bicultural students when adjusting to a different society

Application Deadline
Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Teaching English as a Second Language or Other Language M.A.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language


Gail Verdi, Ph.D.
(908) 737-3908

Alternate Route – Teaching English as a Second Language

Steven LoCascio, Ed.D.
HH 206
(908) 737-5977

Program Coordinator:
Jea Lizz Basubas
Phone: (908)-737-3793

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning and job growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.

Research and Presentations

Candidates are encouraged to present at professional forums and education conferences and participate in district- and state-level professional development initiatives.

Cristina DaSilva
Research and Presentations

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad
Kean University Academics

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