Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingual/multicultural education programs educate instructors and prospective instructors to teach English as a second language. GSEAP offers several programs that prepare teachers to meet the needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12 who are learning a second language. These include programs for cross-endorsement only, master's degrees and CAS (sixth year degrees) in TESOL or Bilingual Education.
Fairfield is the only NCATE and TESOL accredited university in Connecticut to offer initial certification with an MA in TESOL and cross-endorsements in bilingual education (elementary and secondary). Having the benefit of being located near schools with long-established bilingual and ESL programs, the program educates teachers from across the globe.