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 at New Paltz offers a Master of Science in Education in Second Language Education. This two-track, thirty-six credit program leads to certification (initial and professional) in English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre K-12) or to an extension in Bilingual Education (Elementary and Secondary).
The program includes core courses required of students in both tracks (twelve credits), specialized courses in each of the concentrations (fifteen credits), and additional courses in professional education (nine credits).
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.