English for Speakers of Other Languages EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The teacher education program offers a curricular option that leads to an EdM degree from the University at Buffalo, and a recommendation for initial and/or professional teacher certificates in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Teacher certification in ESOL allows one to teach in public, PreK through grade 12 schools in New York State; plus, other states, as well as schools in other countries, often hire program completers from the University at Buffalo. Therefore, this degree and the associated certification are marketable throughout New York State, nationally and internationally.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 54-57 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

GRE is required for initial and initial/professional programs only.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.