TESOL Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate (Must Hold a Valid 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. Please click here for a list of NY State requirements, as well as a list of the Molloy courses being offered to meet those 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.

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. The following is the Spring 2018 Schedule of Classes:

 Rockville Centre Campus - 1000 Hempstead Ave. RVC, NY 11570
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EDU 514.01, Teaching English Language Learners; Sat. 1/6, 1/20 and 2/3; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. , Gloria Kramer
- 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 542.02, Structure and Application of American English; Sat. 3/17, 3/31 and 4/14; 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

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 Persall

Hampton Bays
- EDU 514.02, Teaching English Language Learners; Sat. 1/6, 1/20 and 2/10; 8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. , Leah Leonard 

Additional courses will be offered this summer and they will be posted on this webpage sometime in February/March, 2018.

Tuition and Registration Procedure
Tuition is $900 per 3-credit graduate course and there are no course fees or application fees. 

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 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.


If you have any questions, contact Louis Cino by email at:  lcino@molloy.edu or Shawn Gordon at 516.323.3115 or by e-mail smgordon@molloy.edu

TESOL Handout: Download it here!