TESOL Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate (Must hold a valid certificate) courses are designed for teachers who hold a valid New York State Teaching Certificate and wish to earn TESOL Certification without having to earn an additional degree. Teachers can take these courses for professional development without going for certification. Candidates for certification must meet certain Content Core and Pedagogical Core requirements and must also meet any non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, as specified. Graduate courses are offered in the program to assist teachers in meeting most of the Content and Pedagogical Core course requirements.

Since this is a pathway to certification and does not lead to a degree, you must go to the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives webpage and file for TESOL certification. Do this as soon as possible - even before you enroll in any courses! You will be notified of anything additional you need to take or any missing requirements.

All of the courses offered during the fall and spring semesters will be given in a hybrid format with 15 hours of in-class instruction, 15 hours of online work and additional assignments that will require teachers to use strategies and research concepts learned in class and online that would necessitate a minimum of an additional 15 hours to complete satisfactorily, for a total of 45 contact hours of instruction for each 3-credit course. 

The courses will be offered at the discounted rate of $900 per course. The discounted program is limited to those teachers who are not using the credits towards a Molloy College degree and hold a valid New York State Teaching Certificate.

Please note: Your transcripts can only be evaluated online through the TEACH system, 518.474.3901. It is your responsibility to make sure that all requirements for certification have been met. Your local BOCES does not provide this certification.


Click here for the TESOL Course Schedule
Choose the appropriate term, then hit SEARCH at the bottom of the page.
Questions? Email smgordon@molloy.edu

Online Registration
All registrations for TESOL courses is conducted online. The online registration process differs if you are a continuing student or if you are a new student. Tuition is $900 per 3-credit graduate course and there are no course fees or application fees. Tuition can be paid online in your Lion's Den account under the My Finances tab, by check made payable to Molloy College or by MasterCard, Visa or Discover cards.

Registration Procedure
Please click TESOL Cohort Registration, then follow the prompts to create your Lion's Den account which will allow you to register for courses. If you have any questions, contact Shawn Gordon at 516.323.3115 or by e-mail smgordon@molloy.edu
TESOL Handout: Download it here!