Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Post Master's Advanced Certificate)

Program Administrator: Diane Brescia

Building (3S), Room 211A

Telephone: 718.982.3877

Email: diane.brescia@csi.cuny.edu

Faculty Advisor:

Associate Professor Rachel Grant

Building (3S), Room 226

Telephone: 718.982.3740

Email: rachel.grant@csi.cuny.edu

The Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will prepare teacher candidates to be certified to teach English language learners (ELLs) in public and private schools. This program will lead to New York State TESOL PreK-12 teacher certification. Teacher candidates who have already completed an education Masters will be able to qualify for an extension certificate in TESOL by completing seven courses in the Advanced Certificate program. This program prepares students to teach children and adolescents for whom English is an additional language.

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Admission Requirements

This program prepares students to teach children and adolescents for whom English is a secondary language.

Candidates must have a Masters' Degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) and have completed the courses required for a New York State initial certificate in early childhood, childhood or adolescence education or its equivalent from another state. Official transcripts and a copy of the certificate must be submitted when it is received from the New York State Department of Education. Candidates must also have a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts and sciences major, or 36 approved credits in a liberal arts and sciences concentration, and an overall grade point (GPA) at or above 3.0 (B).

Candidates with GPAs below 3.0 but above 2.5 may submit a letter to the program coordinator; however, such appeals will be granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Candidates appealing for admission must present documentation demonstrating their ability to succeed in the program and may be required to take up to 24 credits in undergraduate liberal arts or sciences courses, as prescribed by the program coordinator, in which they must earn grades no lower than 3.0 (B). Candidates must have completed at least 12 semester hours of a language other than English.

International candidates must hold a credential that we evaluate to be comparable to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college in the United States. Official documents must be issued by the degree-granting institution.

International students must have full command of academic English at the graduate level in order to be successful throughout their studies. All applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to take an English proficiency examination and meet minimum scores set by CSI in order to be considered for admission. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams can be used to meet this requirement.

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters. All applications must include two academic or professional letters of recommendation, a one- or two page personal statement that discusses the academic, teaching, and/or work experiences that have led them and prepared the applicant to pursue graduate study in education. All applicants must complete the graduate application form and participate in an individual interview.

The program consists of seven three-credit courses (21) credits.

TESOL Degree Requirements

EDD 624Multiethnic Approaches to Teaching

3

EDL 601Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research

3

EDL 602Linguistics for Teachers

3

EDL 603Methods of Teaching TESOL PreK-12

3

EDL 604Emergent Literacy for English Language Learners PreK-12

3

EDL 605Content Literacy for English Language Learners PreK-12

3

EDL 607TESOL Supervised Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours: 21