21st century school districts need skilled and compassionate educators capable of working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz is a state-wide leader in preparing English as a New Language (ENL) teachers for the challenges and rewards of working with this growing group of students in schools.
Master of Science in Education
Second Language Education (065)
Beth Clark-Gareca, Graduate Coordinator, (845) 257-2856
In response to the regional need for professionals prepared to educate students of limited English proficiency, SUNY New Paltz offers a Master of Science in Education in Second Language Education. This thirty-six credit program leads to certification (initial and professional) in English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre K-12).
Advanced Certificate Programs
Teaching English to Second Language Learners (066)
Amy Grant, Program Coordinator
SUNY New Paltz's clinically rich 15-credit Intensive Teacher Institute in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is designed for NYS Professionally certified teachers who have an interest in working with multilingual learners.
NOTE: This program is currently offered off-campus.
Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) (067)
NOTE: Application to the TELL program has been temporarily suspended. Students should contact the department for alternative options.
Graduate Programs in Second Language Education
Advanced Certificate Program
- Teaching English to Second Language Language Learners
NOTE: The Advanced Certificate in TESOL is only being offered at an extension site.
Applicants should contact the department for more information.
- Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)
NOTE: Application to the TELL Program has been temporarily suspended.
Students should contact the department for alternative options.