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Teaching English as a Second Language Program

Off-Site Graduate Programs offers students the opportunity to seek a Certificate and/or Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. In conformity with the national guideline and the ESL K-12 standards put forward by TESL organization, TCNJ courses are designed to educate teachers, professionals and future leaders in the field of ESL both in the US and international settings.

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» Program Planner: Certification and/or Master of Education in English as a Second Language (PDF)


Certification Program

The Teaching English as a Second Language Certification program provides the necessary courses for provisional certification or endorsement certification as a teacher of English as a Second Language in the state of New Jersey. After completing the required courses, candidates need to prepare an application package to obtain their ESL certification.


Master’s Program

Students seeking a Master’s degree in Teaching ESL must complete the certification requirements and then take an additional three courses (15 credits).


Bilingual Endorsement

The Bilingual Endorsement Program provides the necessary courses for certification as a bilingual teacher in the state of New Jersey. This certificate is only for certified teachers who hold a teaching credential in a subject area (general elementary or secondary math, science, social studies, etc.). After completing the required courses, candidates need to prepare an application package to obtain their bilingual endorsement.

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