TESOL/TESOL: CR ITI — Advanced Certificate Program

The TESOL/TESOL CR ITI advanced certificate programs are designed for certified teachers who are seeking additional New York state certification in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). The 15-credit programs lead to certification in ESOL, which enables program completers to teach English learners in pre-K to grade 12 settings.

Applications for Fall 2024 are now open!

These programs are offered entirely online, with cohorts. Begin your application here.

The curriculum for both programs include educational theories, second language acquisition, language and literacy development and methods and assessment for English language learners in various school settings.


The Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR ITI) program is an initiative by the New York State of Education (NYSED) to help address the widespread shortage of K-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers in NY public schools. To this end, the CR ITI program offers financial support to teachers who are interested in completing the requirements for teaching certification to work with English learners in K-12 environments.

Students in the TESOL CR ITI program complete the same courses as students in the TESOL Advanced Certificate program but are expected to study as a full-time student and complete their courses within a year. At the end of each semester, students who have successfully completed their courses will be reimbursed for tuition.

Those who are interested in the TESOL CR ITI program should reach out to Dr. Beth Clark-Gareca.

For more information on the TESOL CR ITI program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ)

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Program Requirements

The TESOL/TESOL CR ITI advanced certificate programs are 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. During the program, students complete 15 credit hours of TESOL coursework as well as fieldwork and an internship hours.

Those interested in the TESOL CR ITI program must be able to commit to a year of full time study. 

Plan of Study

The plan of study for the advanced certificate in TESOL/TESOL CR ITI programs provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.

Required Courses

In consultation with the advisor, students will complete:

Students enrolled in teacher preparation programs must earn at least a B- in all courses to progress to subsequent semesters.

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