Requirements

Master of Science in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) leading to initial/professional certification – 36 credits

 

Admission
General admission requirements are the same as that for the Graduate School (see page 17).  In addition to the general requirements, students seeking admission into the Master’s degree program in TESOL will be required to demonstrate proof of completion of at least 12 credits of undergraduate or graduate study in a foreign language.  Students seeking initial certification also must demonstrate completion of all undergraduate prerequisites as dictated by the New York State Education Department.  Students admitted with deficiencies in these prerequisites will be required to complete these deficiencies before admission to candidacy.

Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for Candidacy after completion of 12 credits.  Please see general candidacy requirements at the beginning of this catalog.

Required Courses 
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners 3
MME 503 Second Language Acquisition 3
MME 510 Linguistic Analysis 3
MME 511 Structure of English 3
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment 3
MME 519 Teaching Second Languages, PreK-12 3
MME 525 Teaching Languages across Content Areas (math, science, social studies, & creative arts) 3
MME 528 Designing & Implementing Education for Diverse Populations 3
LIT 502 Teaching Reading Comprehension 3
EDU 750 Action Research in the Schools 3
SED 579 Learning and Behavior Disorders in Children 3

MME 740* Student Teaching in TESOL  3
Or
MME 702* Practicum in TESOL, PreK-12 3

 

WCS 991 Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment (2 clock hours) 0
WCS 992 School Violence Prevention and Intervention (2 clock hours) including preventing child abduction, preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, safety education, and fire and arson prevention 0

*Note: Professionals who have 40 days of full-time experience as an ESL, bilingual, or foreign language teacher should complete an OT-11 form (Substitution of Experience for Student Teaching) which is available at the Division of Education office. Students whose OT-11 is approved will substitute MME 702 Practicum in TESOL for MME 740 Student Teaching. Students who are unable to satisfy the requirements listed on the OT-11 form will take MME 740 Student Teaching in TESOL.

**Note: Professionals seeking certification should note that NYSED requirements change. Please check regularly with the Division Office, Division bulletin boards, your advisor, and the NYSED website for changes in state requirements.


Advanced Certificates in Multilingual/Multicultural Education Leading to Bilingual Extensions of Certifications for Pupil Personnel Service Professionals and Administrative & Supervisory Personnel  – 18 Credits

MME501 Multilingual/Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice 3
MME502 Cultural Perspectives on Community Resources and Parental Involvement in the Education of Diverse Learners 3
MME512 Native Language Arts 3
MME523 Curriculum Adaptations for Diverse Learners 3
MME526 Providing Pupil Personnel Services with a Bilingual Approach 3
Or
ADM813 Administration and Supervision of Bilingual and TESOL Programs 3
MME703 College-supervised Practicum in a Bilingual Context for Pupil Personnel Service Professionals 3
Or
MME704 College-supervised Practicum in a Bilingual Context for Specified Purposes 3

Admission into the Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education leading to Bilingual Extension:
General admission requirements are the same as that for the Graduate School.  In addition to the general requirements, students seeking admission into the Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education leading to Bilingual Extension must submit the following:

1.  A copy of the New York State monolingual certification they are seeking to extend
2.  A passing score on the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA)


Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Approved Programs
The Intensive Teacher Institutes (ITI) were created to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) educators in New York State.  The following ITI and NYSED approved programs provide tuition assistance for students seeking certification as a bilingual or ESL educator.  Specific eligibility requirements apply.

Admission
Admission into one the ITI Approved Advanced Certificate programs is the same as the general requirements for the Graduate School.  In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following two criteria required by ITI:

Applicants must be working full time (100%) as one of the following:

  • ESL teacher in general education
  • ESL teacher in special education
  • Bilingual general education teacher
  • Bilingual special education teacher
  • Bilingual pupil personnel professional

Or

  • Applicants must have a nomination and commitment by the district superintendent, building principal, or preschool director to appoint the applicant to a full-time position (not permanent substitute) as a bilingual education or ESL teacher as a result of participating in and completing the ITI program.

Additional requirements:

  • Applicants for the Bilingual Education Extension must already possess oral and written language proficiency in English and in the native language of instruction
  • Applicants must indicate the certification sought: either Bilingual Education Extension or ESL Certification
  • Applicants must be working in either a NYSED approved bilingual special education preschool or in the K-12 grade continuum in a New York State school district
  • Applicants must provide evidence of a current, valid NYS certification
  • Applicants must complete a separate ITI application and provide all required documents
  • Applicants must agree to serve as a Bilingual Education or ESL teacher for 2 years in the nominating district/school or preschool upon completion of the ITI program and NYS certification
  • Applicants must not have received prior NYCDOE scholarships or funding incentives for shortage areas

Students with questions regarding the ITI programs or needing a copy of the ITI application should contact the Division of Education office at (914) 654-5331 or Graduate Admissions at (914) 654-5256.

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)-General Education Teachers- ITI leading to Initial/Professional certification -
15 credits

Required Courses
MME 503 Second Language Acquisition  3
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners 3
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment 3
MME 525 Teaching Languages across Content Areas (math, science, social studies, & creative arts) 3
MME 528 Designing & Implementing Education for Diverse Populations 3

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)-Special Education Teachers- ITI leading to Initial/Professional certification – 15 credits

Required Courses
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners 3
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment 3
MME 525 Teaching Languages across Content Areas (math, science, social studies, & creative arts) 3
MME 528 Designing & Implementing Education for Diverse Populations 3
SED 793 Educational Assessment and Applications 3

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education-General Education Teachers- ITI leading to bilingual extension of Initial/Professional certification in classroom teaching areas other than students with disabilities – 15 credits

Required Courses
MME 503 Second Language Acquisition
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners
MME 512 Native Language Arts
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment
MME 525 Teaching Languages across Content Areas (math, science, social studies, & creative arts)

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education-Special Education Teachers- ITI leading to bilingual extension of Initial/Professional certification in students with disabilities - 15 credits

Required Courses
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners 3
MME 512 Native Language Arts 3
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment 3
MME 525 Teaching Languages across Content Areas (math, science, social studies, & creative arts) 3
SED 793 Educational Assessment and Applications 3


Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education-Pupil Personnel Services – ITI Leading to bilingual extension of Provisional/Permanent certification in pupil personnel service professionals and administrative & supervisory personnel – 15 credits

Required Courses
MME 506 Theory of Education for Diverse Learners 3
MME 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment 3
MME 526 Providing Pupil Personnel Services with a Bilingual Approach 3
MME 532 Multicultural Issues in Schools 3
PSY 586 Counseling the Culturally Diverse 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.