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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

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