CR-ITI Grant Program

The Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL) Program is a 5-year, NYSED grant-supported program created to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a new language (ENL) teachers in New York State. Molloy University has collaborated with ten Long Island school districts:

· Amityville
· Bay Shore
· Brentwood
· Freeport
· Huntington
· Patchogue-Medford
· Roosevelt
· South Huntington
· Uniondale
· Westbury   

and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to assist participants in meeting the requirements for Bilingual Education and/or ESOL certification extension. Full tuition assistance is provided for fifteen (15) credits of NYSED approved clinically-rich coursework to be completed within the designated time-frame at Molloy's Suffolk Center campus, located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY. While the CR-ITI-BE/ESOL program is open to all educators on Long Island, teachers from the ten partnering districts will have priority placement in the program since the cohort size is limited.

During each of the five (5) years of the grant, there will be five cohorts of 20 teachers each. Cohort I will run from January 2019-July 2019; Cohort II will run from September 2019-June 2020; Cohort III will run from September 2020-June 2021; Cohort IV will run from September 2021-June 2022; and Cohort V will run from September 2022-June 2023. Cohort I will only receive ESOL certification, whereas Cohorts II - V will receive Bilingual Education and/or ESOL certification.

The information that follows is for Cohort II (2019-20):

Click here for Participant Application Form.

Click here for Peer Coach Application Form

Overview of Requirements 
•  Five courses: EDU 5130, 5140, 5253, 5255, 5256
•  Twelve (12) college credits in a language other than English
·   Superintendent's endorsement to be selected
•  CR-ITI graduates make a commitment to stay in the district for a minimum of two years
•   50 hours of job-embedded, peer supported field experience (Clinically Rich Internship)   

Cohort II Timeline

Dates/Faculty Course Number Title Course Information 

9/14, 9/28 and 10/19 Dr. Carrie McDermott

EDU 5140 Teaching English Language Learners Hybrid Course Delivery (3 Saturdays, 15 hours online

15 hours field experience with Peer Coach
11/9, 11/23 and 12/7 Dr. Maria Dove EDU 5130 Meeting the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms Hybrid Course Delivery (3 Saturdays, 15 hours online

15 hours field experience with Peer Coach
1/11, 1/25 and 2/8 Dr. Carrie McDermott EDU 5253 Second Language Acquisition, TESOL & Bilingual Education: Theory and Practice Hybrid Course Delivery (3 Saturdays, 15 hours online

20 hours field experience with Peer Coach
2/29, 3/7 and 3/28 Dr. Maria Dove EDU 5255 Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods & English Language Arts for PK-12 Bilingual & English Language Learners Hybrid Course Delivery (3 Saturdays, 15 hours online)

4/4, 4/20 and 5/9 Liz Lanni

EDU 5256 PK-12 Bilingual & TESOL: Teaching Practices and Assessment in the Content Areas Hybrid Course Delivery (2 Saturdays, 15 hours online)

Clinically Rich Field Experience or CR ITI Internship: 
Total of 50 hours per program supported by the peer coach  
Collaborative planning
Collaborative development of instructional materials
Collaborative development of assessment tools
Collaborative assessment of student work (formative and summative assessments)
Curriculum mapping and alignment
Inter-visitation: CR ITI participant to visit peer coach's class followed by debriefing
Inter-visitation: Peer coach to visit CR ITI participant's class followed by debriefing
Inter-visitation: CR ITI participant to visit other CR ITI participant(s) with peer coach followed by debriefing
Other: To Be Determined (co-developed by CR ITI participant and peer coach)    

Technology Integration Hybrid course delivery Benchmark Performances--Assessment and Accountability System Joint online PD for peer coaches and CR ITI participants: 2 sessions Twitter chats for ongoing support: A minimum of 3 sessions via #CRITIMolloy
Optional: Use of video technology Videotaping and collaboratively analyzing lessons   

Other Important Notes ·        
Even though the CR-ITI grant pays $300 per credit and the Molloy University graduate tuition rate is at $1,155 per credit plus fees, Molloy University will not charge accepted participants the difference when they enroll in the program and maintain a B average in the classes. All student fees and subscription to the Chalk & WireTM e-Portfolio system ($55. year) will also be waived. The only out-of-pocket financial expense participants will incur is purchasing the required textbooks for each course.  

Each partnering district has a CR ITI Liaison.

If you have academic questions. contact the CR ITI Director Dr. Carrie McDermott at: