We offer 2 different options that lead to initial and/or professional certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages, Pre K-12.Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MSEd (100% Online)
For individuals already holding initial or professional-level New York State teacher certification (B-2, 1-6, 7-12, or Pre K-12) seeking to become certified in ESOL for the first time. This MSEd fulfills the Master’s degree requirement for NYS Professional certification.Curriculum & Learning ObjectivesTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Advanced Certificate (100% online)
For individuals who have already earned a master’s degree and hold initial or professional-level NYS teacher certification (B-2, 1-6, 7-12, or Pre K-12) seeking to become certified in ESOL for the first time.Curriculum & Learning Objectives
The United States Department of Education has identified English Acquisition as a nationwide teacher shortage area, and a specific shortage area for New York State. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 9.4% of all students in US public schools identified as English Language Learners in 2014-15.
New York and the nation as a whole expect to continue to diversify in the years ahead. The goal is to generate a sustained demand for teachers prepared to support bilingual learners.