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Bilingual Education & TESOL Programs
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Graduate Programs


The Bilingual Education & TESOL Program offers the following graduate courses of study:

Master's degrees

Certificate / Extension

Graduate students can pick up program planning sheets from the

  • Chair's Office, North Academic Center, Room 6/207B
  • Office of Admissions and Student Services, North Academic Center, Room 3/223A
  • Program Office, North Academic Center, Room 4/204.

 If you have problems accessing the program planning sheet please go to the Associate Dean's Office, North Academic Center, Room 3/213.

Student teacher and her students

 

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.

Stream A: For students who hold Initial Certification and a Bilingual Extension (31 credits)

Stream C: For students who seek Initial Certification and a Bilingual Extension (43-52 credits)

Bilingual Childhood Education Fellows (Cohort 13 and 15)

More about the philosophy and curriculum goals of the Bilingual Education program

Information regarding admission


Bilingual Special Education

Currently 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 students who hold Initial or Professional New York State Certification in any area except English Language Arts, World Languages and TESOL.  It leads to a Master’s degree and a Bilingual Extension.  Upon completion of the program and with three years teaching experience (including one year ​of ​mentored teaching), graduates are eligible for professional certification in their original 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.


Bilingual Extension

The Bilingual Extension program 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. The Extension can be added to any base certificate except: TESOL, English, or foreign languages (i.e., Spanish, Chinese, Bengali)

The extension consists of 15 credits.

More about the philosophy and curriculum goals of the Bilingual Education program

Information regarding admission

TESOL

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.

Stream C: For students who seek Initial Certification in TESOL. (Current TESOL Stream B students can pick up an application to apply to TESOL Stream C from the offices above)

Fellows:  For NYC Teaching Fellows  who hold Transitional B Teaching Certification.

TESOL Fellows Cohort 25

TESOL Fellows Cohort 23

TESOL Fellows Cohort 14, 15 and 16

TESOL Fellows Cohorts 10, 12, and 13
Recommended sequence of courses

 Group photo of students and professors


TESOL Certificate (Stream D):  For certified teachers who already hold a Master's degree, and seek New York State certification in TESOL (19-22 credits)

More about the philosophy and curriculum goals of the TESOL program

Information regarding admission