|Program Coordinator||Devon Duhaney, (845) 257-2853, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Licensure/Certification||NYSED Initial/Professional ESOL (all grades)|
In response to the regional need for professionals prepared to educate linguistically and culturally diverse students, SUNY New Paltz offers a clinically rich Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This 15-credit certificate is designed for New York State initially/professionally certified teachers who have an interest in working with multilingual learners and leads to certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages (all grades).
Official transcripts from every college/university attended with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Completion of 12 credits of study of a language other than English. All courses must be taught in the target language.
Current NYS professional certification in any subject area.
An admission essay demonstrating experience and/or interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Letter from current employer verifying employment in a NYS school district.
Professional reference who can speak to the applicant’s interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
|SED573||Teaching English as a New Language I||3|
|SED576||Teaching English as a New Language II||3|
|SED577||Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a New Language (ENL)||3|
|SED580||English Grammar for Teachers of English as a New Language (ENL)||3|
|SED575||Teaching Literacy in English as a New Language||3|
- File a “plan of study” during the first semester after matriculation.
- Any deficiencies in the candidate’s previous training must be completed prior to graduation.
- Completion of prescribed course work and other requirements within five years after matriculation.
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better with no more than two grades below B-.
Additional State Certification Requirements
In addition to degree requirements, candidates must meet several New York State certification requirements which include:
- Participants must successfully complete the NYS Content Specialty Test (CST) in English to Speakers of Other Languages.
- Participants must have completed all the required state-mandated workshops.
Program Learning Outcomes
Candidates who successfully complete all required components of the Adv Cert in TESOL program at SUNY New Paltz will:
Content Knowledge: Demonstrate content area mastery by completing at least 15 hours of coursework in TESOL methods and content.
Planning: Be able to plan lessons in TESOL that are standards-based, clear, logical and organized, rely upon a variety of appropriate instructional strategies and appropriate technologies, and differentiate instruction, providing opportunities to promote appreciation of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion in safe, democratic, and equitable learning environments.
Assessment and P-12 Learning: Be able to choose, design, and implement authentic and appropriate formative and summative assessments to evaluate student learning, differentiate and adapt assessments for ELLs through logical decision-making, consider assessment data when making instructional decisions, and identify effective or problematic teaching moments as they are occurring in order to facilitate student growth in specified content, cognitive skills, and/or social skills.
Pedagogical Practice: Demonstrate the ability to maximize student learning by incorporating content and pedagogical content knowledge, appropriate and effective technology, and a variety of developmentally and contextually appropriate evidence-based instructional strategies to make learning meaningful for students while teaching.
Dispositions: Exhibit the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to practice an ethically informed and self-reflective philosophy, demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to challenges that arise in teaching, and develop respectful relationships with students, families, communities and colleagues.
Critical Thinking: Identify, analyze, and evaluate different methods of planning, assessing, and teaching in order to develop well-reasoned arguments that support pedagogical decisions.
Information Management: Use technology and basic research techniques in order to locate, evaluate, and synthesize best-practices concepts in content knowledge, planning, assessment, and pedagogical practice.