M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language
Graduate study toward the Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language is done concomitantly with study toward the New Jersey certificates in ESL and or Bilingual Education. Candidates completing all program requirements and State of New Jersey requirements will receive the M.Ed. degree and will be eligible for either ESL or bilingual certification issued by State of New Jersey. (In addition, a certification of completion will be issued by the College of New Jersey to all candidates.)
Individuals applying for matriculation are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent preparation from a foreign college or university, and are required to provide official transcripts (or document evaluation in the case of foreign schools). Applicants should have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average or a 3.0 in the major at the undergraduate level; must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE); must submit letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate their academic performance, relevant work experience, and/or ability to pursue graduate studies; must submit an essay calling for a personal evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses as prospective graduate students; must pay the stated application fee; and must provide scores from the general standardized test appropriate to the discipline.