The advanced certificate in TESOL: CR ITI is designed for teachers certified or becoming certified and who are seeking New York state certification in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). The 15-credit program leads to initial certification in ESOL, which enables program completers to teach English as New Language learners in pre-K to grade 12 settings.
The curriculum includes educational theories, second language acquisition, language and literacy development and methods and assessment for English language learners in various school settings.
For students who wish to continue on to earn a master’s degree, the five courses required for the advanced certificate in TESOL: CR ITI can be transferred to the MSEd in TESOL program.
The advanced certificate in TESOL: CR ITI program is designed for students who already possess initial New York state teacher certification in early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, adolescent education, literacy or special education. Students must have at least 12 credits of foreign language. In addition to 15 credit hours of TESOL coursework, students must complete requirements in fieldwork and an internship.
*Funding through NYS Education Department may be available for up to $4,500 (15 credits) for eligible applicants. Funding is available from 2018 and expected to end no later than June 2021. Regardless of start date, students must complete the program by the spring 2021 semester to be eligible for funding for the full 15 credit program. Students must complete the advanced certificate program within one calendar year. These estimates are subject to change, and do not include books, fees, or any additional resources that may be required. Additional details on costs and funding is outlined on the Graduate School's webpage.
Official GRE scores are required if the applicant does not have a master's degree.
Plan of Study
The plan of study for the advanced certificate in TESOL: CR ITI program provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.
In consultation with the advisor, students will complete:
- EDUC 529 - Grammar for English Teachers
- EDUC 583 - Second Lang. Acq.
- EDUC 584 - Methods & Assessment for ELLs
- EDUC 588 - Content Bsed ESL Curric Instru
- EDUC 591 - Practicum in TESOL
Students enrolled in teacher preparation programs must earn at least a B- in all courses to progress to subsequent semesters.
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