The advanced certificate in TESOL is designed for certified teachers who are seeking additional New York state certification in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). The 15-credit program leads to certification in ESOL, which enables program completers to teach English learners in pre-K to grade 12 settings.
This program is offered entirely online, with cohorts.
The curriculum includes educational theories, second language acquisition, language and literacy development and methods and assessment for English language learners in various school settings.
The advanced certificate in TESOL program is designed for students who already possess initial New York state teacher certification. Students must have at least 12 credits or the equivalent of study of a language other than English. In addition to 15 credit hours of TESOL coursework, students must complete requirements of hours in fieldwork and an internship.
Plan of Study
The plan of study for the advanced certificate in TESOL program provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.
In consultation with the advisor, students will complete:
- EDUC 584 - Methods & Assessment for ELLs
- EDUC 583 - Second Lang. Acq.
- EDUC 588 - Content Bsed ESL Curric Instru
- EDUC 529 - Grammar for English Teachers
- EDUC 591 - Internship 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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