TESOL Certification Pathway
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.
The amount of courses that you may need can be confusing. Since this is what is known as an individual pathway to certification and does not lead to a degree, the only definitive answer about how many courses that you may need must come from NY State because you may have taken courses in your past that satisfy course requirements. Click here to see the requirements for the TESOL Individual Pathway along with the Molloy courses that are offered to meet some of those requirements. It is suggested that you look at the courses that you have taken in the past to see if any of those courses are similar to what is required by NYS. If any course that you've taken sounds similar, it is suggested that you hold off taking that course or courses until you receive the official notification from NYS.
Since this is a pathway to certification and does not lead to a degree, to have a definitive answer as to how many courses you may need you must actually apply for certification by going to the following webpage: NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives and access the TEACH Online System. From there you would either create a TEACH account or sign-in to a TEACH account that you may already have. Once you are on the TEACH Online Homepage look under, "Online Application" and click, "Apply for Certificate". Please read the instructions and then complete the application to file for TESOL certification (listed as English to Speakers of Other Languages on the NYS web page) to find out which courses that you have taken before may qualify. 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. Your credits don't "expire", so as long as you can produce a college transcript for the courses and the courses match the NYS requirements, you will be able to get credit for them. Therefore, send all your college transcripts to NYS for evaluation. You have nothing to lose. The evaluation process can take up to 3 months or more, so you should start the process right away. However, you can start taking course in the program before you have heard back from NY State if you are sure that you may not have taken the course(s) before. There is a $100 fee to apply for TESOL certification, but once you've paid the fee you do not have to pay it again as long as you complete the process within two years and do not ask for more than two evaluations.
Molloy TESOL Courses
The following Molloy graduate courses will be offered to meet some of the requirements of the Individual Pathway certification:
- EDU 514, Teaching English Language Learners
- EDU 540, Intro to Linguistics
- EDU 542, Structure and Application of American English
- EDU 543; Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and English Language Arts for PK-12 English Language Learners (only offered in the summer)
- EDU 544.02, PK-12 TESOL Teaching Practice and Assessment
You must take EDU 514 first. EDU 540 or EDU 542 can be taken at the same time as EDU 514. You can take EDU 540 and EDU 542 interchangeably but you must take EDU 544 last after the other 3 courses have been completed. EDU 543, if you need it, and the Language other than English required courses can be taken at any time.
Hybrid and Online Course Formats
Most 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 online portion of our courses is not taught in "real time", meaning students do not have to log in during the time of the classroom course. Therefore, you do not have to attend at a given time. You can log on at any time to take the course. However, there will be assignments that will be due at specific times. The fall and spring classes are typically offered in an accelerated format for 3 Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. with a few sessions conducted online in-between the 3 classroom sessions. However, we have also offered courses during the weekdays, typically from 5-8 p.m. for 5 weeknights. The fall schedule usually comes out in March and the spring schedule usually comes out in November.
We have also started offering totally online courses this spring (EDU 514) and the schedule will also be listed on the web page. We intend to offer more of the courses in the program online in the upcoming year.
All of the courses, including the EDU 543 course, are offered during the summer. The courses offered during the summer are either offered on an intensive two-week hybrid format. The first week of a course will be in a face-to-face classroom setting from M-Th from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. each day. The second week the rest of the course will be offered completely online. The online portion of the course will not be conducted "live". Therefore, you can login to take the rest of the course at any time during that week, although there will be assignments that will be due at certain points in the course. The summer courses are offered during late June, July and early August or on our hybrid or totally online formats. The summer schedule usually comes out in March.
TESOL Handout: This handout has information on the NY State certification requirements, what courses Molloy College offers to meet those requirements, as well as course descriptions and frequently asked questions . Download it here!
Each course in the program is offered at $900 per 3-credit graduate course. This is a discounted tuition rate. Tuition is normally about $3,800 per 3-credit graduate course. The tuition is off-set by a professional development scholarship that is given to those teachers who already possess a master's degree, posses a valid New York State Teaching Certificate. and are not pursuing a master's degree with Molloy College. No other discounts are offered. Students and teachers who are pursuing a master's degree at Molloy College are not eligible to enroll in the TESOL Certification Pathway Cohort classes.
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.
Schedule and Locations
The courses for TESOL Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate are offered at Molloy's Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center locations. There are also courses offered at various school districts and teacher's centers on Long Island. One course, EDU 514, is also offered totally online. The following is the Spring 2018 Schedule of Classes:
One of the courses, EDU 514 Teaching English Language Learners, will be offered this spring as a totally online course. The online course is not taught in "real time", meaning that you can login to take the course at any time. We plan to offer the following courses online on the following tentative schedule:
- EDU 514.03, Teaching English Language Learners; 2/21 - 4/4, Carrie McDermott (This course is currently closed)
- EDU 514: 6/4 - 6/28/18 (tentative)
- EDU 514: 9/12/18-10/24/18 (tentative)
- EDU 540: 10/31/18 - 12/12/18 (tentative)
- EDU 542: 2/27/19 - 4/10/19 (tentative)
- EDU 544: 4/17/19 - 5/29/19 (tentative)
We anticpate that the summer and fall online course schedules will be confirmed and avaailable for registration by the end of March. We anticipate that the Spring, 2019 schedule will be confirmed by November, 2018.
Rockville Centre Campus - 1000 Hempstead Ave. RVC, NY 11570
- EDU 540.02, Intro to Linguistics; Sat. 1/13, 2/10 and 3/10; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Kelly Cordeiro
- EDU 514.05, Teaching English Language Learners; 3 Saturdays, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.; Jimmy Kalamaras
- EDU 542.02, Structure and Application of American English; 3 Saturdays, 3/17, 3/31 and 4/14; 8:30 a.m.- 2:05 p.m., Maria Triano-Fusaro (This course is currently closed)
- EDU 542.04: Structure and Application of American English; 3 Saturdays, 4/28/, 5/12, and 5/19; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. , Maria Triano-Fusaro
- EDU 544.02, PK-12 TESOL Teaching Practice and Assessment; Sat. 4/21, 5/5 and 5/19; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Jimmy Kalamaras (This course is currently closed)
Suffolk Center - 7180 Republic Airport, E. Farmingdale, NY 11735
- EDU 540.03, Intro to Linguistics; Sat. 2/10, 3/3 and 3/24; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Anita Ramirez
- EDU 544.03, PK-12 TESOL Teaching Practice and Assessment; Sat. 2/10, 3/10 and 4/14; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Christine Pearsall
Hampton Bays - Hampton Bays Middle School, 70 Ponquoge Avenue, Hampton Bays. Classes held in the library.
- EDU 542.03, Structure and Application of American English; Sat. 3/10, 4/21 and 5/5; 8:30 a.m.- 2:05 p.m., Amy Eckelmann.
Huntington SD - Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School, 155 Lowndes Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746. Classes are held in Room 202.
- EDU 514.06: Teaching English Language Learners; 5 Thursdays, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19 and 4/26 from 4-7 p.m., Carrie McDermott
In addition, we are planning another course, possibly EDU 540: Intro to Linguistics; to run from May-June right after the EDU 514 course ends. The schedule should be finalized by the beginning of March.
Peconic Teachers Center - Southampton Hign School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
- EDU 514: Teaching English Language Learners; 3 Saturdays, 4/21, 5/5 and 5/19 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m., Leah Leonard (The schedule is confirmed. However, registration should be available on or around March 26)
Please click here for the tentative Summer 2018 schedule of classes. We expect the schedule to be confirmed sometime in mid-March 2018.
Please click here for the tentative Fall 2018 schedule of classes. We expect the schedule to be confirmed sometime in mid-March 2018.
Admission and Registration Procedure
The program does not have traditional deadline dates because courses are offered throughout the year and they do not follow a semester schedule. There are no defined overall start and end dates for the program. The registration process is rather simple because you are not applying for a Molloy degree. There is an online application that you need to complete, but that is for information purposes only. Everyone is accepted as long as you are a NY certified teacher. There is no application fee and GREs are not required. If you are enrolling in the program for the first time, it will take a few days to process your application online. You will be emailed a user name and password and then you just go into our online registration system and register for the particular course(s) that you wish to take at that time.
You should register at least a week before the course start date at the latest in order to register for the first time. After that you can register up until the day before the class, but then you run the risk that a course could be full- our courses do close.
All registrations for TESOL courses is conducted online. Click here for the registration procedures. The online registration process differs if you are a continuing student or if you are a new student. Tuition is due at the time of registration. You can use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or ACH check to pay for the course (please pay at the time of registration or you will be dropped as soon as you come out of the system, even if you have "reserved" the course).
If you have any questions, contact Louis Cino by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Shawn Gordon at 516.323.3115 or by e-mail email@example.com
TESOL Handout: This handout has information on the NY State certification requirements, what courses Molloy College offers to meet those requirements, as well as course descriptions and . Download it here!
Information sessions for the program will be held on the following days and locations:
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at our Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, E. Farmingdale, NY 11735 in Room 105 from 4:30-5:3o p.m. To RSVP online to the session please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at our Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571 in Siena Hall, Room 107. One session will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and another session will be held from 4:30-5:3o p.m. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. To RSVP online to the session please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: email@example.com.
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at our Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, E. Farmingdale, NY 11735 in Room 105. One session will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and another session will be held from 4:30-5:3o p.m. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. To RSVP online to the session please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from Molloy will explain the requirements for the TESOL Certification Pathway, the courses offered and the possible scheduling options for the coursework. To RSVP online to one of the sessions please click here or contact Louis Cino at 516-323-3549 or by email: email@example.com.