The Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL
in the School of Education prepare teachers for service in a culturally and linguistically diverse society, with the goal of developing and supporting proficiency and literacy in students' home languages and in additional languages.
- Bilingual Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
- Bilingual Childhood Education*
- Bilingual Education*
- Bilingual Extension*
(pairs with another certification)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
*Bilingual Programs are generally offered for Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Haitian Creole. Please check with the program director regarding bilingual programs in other languages, especially Arabic, Bengali, French, Hebrew, Korean, Russian, and Yiddish.
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- CUNY - Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE)
CUNY-IIE is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) funded project that connects educators, researchers, youth, families, and community leaders to learn about current immigration issues, act in ways that center our collective humanity, and advocate for equitable policies for all people regardless of immigration status.
B-SEAL for Multilingual Learners
B-SEAL is a five-year professional development project funded by the US Department of Education. It is a collaboration between CCNY and New Visions for Public Schools to prepare teams of high school and middle school teachers, along with a school administrator, to support the academic and socioemotional needs of multilingual learners. B-SEAL provides content teachers with a unique opportunity to earn New York State certification in either TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or a Bilingual Extension, free of charge. B-SEAL is an acronym for Building Secondary English Learner Educator and Administrator Leadership, and also evokes the Seal of Biliteracy, to encourage schools to support bilingualism and biliteracy among their students.
- Multilingual Learner Project (MLP)
MLP was a five-year professional development project funded by the US Department of Education from 2016-2021. A collaboration between CCNY and New Visions for Public Schools, the project prepared teams of high school teachers to support the academic and socioemotional needs of multilingual Learners, and offered the opportunity for teachers to earn New York State certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
CCNY's Programs in Bilingual Education & TESOL was ranked in the top 10 nationally for granting degrees to Latinx students!