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Graduate Education
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Kellenberg Hall, K-326
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3115

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PK-12/Teacher of Childhood Education Grades 1-6

Dual Initial Certification - M.S.

  • New York State Registered Program Code: 27035
  • HEGIS Code: 0899.00 {Education, Other}
  • Certification with New York State is for dual initial certification in childhood education/teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Prerequisite for this program: 12 credits or equivalent in the study of a foreign language. 

Required Courses (48 credits):

Credits

EDU 502

Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

EDU 503

Science Curriculum and Methods for Childhood Diverse Learners Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6

3

EDU 505

Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Early Childhood, Childhood and Middle Childhood Classrooms

3

EDU 506A

Integrated Language Arts and Reading for the Inclusive Classroom of Diverse Learners in Early Childhood and Childhood Settings

6

EDU 509

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 in Inclusive Classrooms

3

EDU 513

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

Complete either EDU 521 or EDU 522*:

3

EDU 521

Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers Birth-2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

OR

or

EDU 522*

Advanced Design Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers

3

EDU 537

Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

EDU 540

Introduction to Linguistics for TESOL Professionals

3

EDU 541

Second Language Acquisition and TESOL: Theory and Practice

3

EDU 542

Structure and Application of American English

3

EDU 543

Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and English Language Arts for PK-12 English Language Learners

3

EDU 544

PK-12 TESOL Teaching Practices and Assessment in the Content Areas

3

EDU 545

TESOL Student Teaching (grades PK-12)

3

EDU 548

EDU 500D

TESOL Student Teaching Seminar (grades PK-6, 7-12)

Apprentice Field Experience in Childhood/TESOL inclusive classrooms (20 hrs, 20 hrs)

0

0

EDU 550D

Pre-professional Childhood/TESOL PK-12 Field Experiences in Inclusive Classrooms

0

EDU551A OR Student Teaching (Childhood Grades 1-3) 3

EDU 552A

Student Teaching Childhood (Grades 4-6)

3

Total Credits Required:

48

*Designed for candidates who have classroom teaching experience and are knowledgeable in technology.

Teacher candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to pursue TESOL certification must attain a minimum grade of 600 on the TOEFL beginning this Program.

A total of 100 hours of observation/participation in a field school are required prior to beginning student teaching.

All candidates are required by NYSED to have experience in a "high-needs" school setting. These schools/districts are designated as such by NYSED.