Certificate / Extension
Bilingual Childhood Education
Bilingual Childhood teachers teach all content subjects (math, science, social studies, etc.) in English and/or another language. The program in Bilingual Childhood Education leads to a Master of Science in Education and a recommendation for New York State initial certification as a teacher of grades 1-6 (approx ages 6-12), as well as a Bilingual Extension in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Chinese.
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Bilingual Special EducationCurrently not accepting applications.
Bilingual (General) Education
Bilingual teachers teach all content subjects and age groups in English and/or another language.
Stream B: This course of study is for certified teachers who wish to earn a Master's degree and a recommendation for a Bilingual Extension in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Chinese. The degree also leads to professional certification in the initial certification area.Stream D: For students who do not seek New York State teaching certification, but seek a Master's degree in Bilingual education. This course of study has considerable flexibility in course choices.
The Bilingual Extension is a certificate program that adds an extension to an existing certificate. No degree is granted, but students who successfully complete the program are recommended for a New York State Bilingual Extension in either Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Chinese.
The extension consists of 15 credits.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages teach students of all ages. We offer programs that lead to New York State certification (Grades Pre-K - 12), as well as a non-certification program (Stream B), appropriate for those who wish to teach adults and/or internationally.
Streams A, B, C, and Fellows streams lead to a Master of Science degree. Admission criteria, course requirements, and the number of credits required to complete the program vary according to the following:
Stream A: For students who hold certification in another area, and seek initial certification in TESOL.
Stream B: For students who do not seek New York State teaching certification. This program is appropriate for those who wish to teach adults and/or to teach internationally.
Fellows: For NYC Teaching Fellows who hold Transitional B Teaching Certification.
TESOL Fellows Cohort 25
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TESOL Fellows Cohort 14, 15 and 16
TESOL Certificate (Stream D): For certified teachers who already hold a Master's degree, and seek New York State certification in TESOL (17 credits)
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