Second Language Education (Non-Certification) (064)

Beth Clark-Gareca, Graduate Coordinator, (845) 257-2856 

This 36 credit program leads to an MSEd in Second Language Education and offers a non-certification track for students interested in developing their knowledge and skills in teaching second language acquisition in a variety of professional spaces outside of NYS P-12 schools.

Apply to a SUNY New Paltz graduate programAdmission Requirements

  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate course work; the baccalaureate transcript should be from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the major, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA overall. Candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a concentration in one of the liberal arts or sciences.
  • An admission essay demonstrating experience and/or interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores.
  • Satisfactory completion of twelve semester hours of study of a language other than English.  All courses must be conducted in the target language.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • For international students, a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL exam.

Curriculum Requirements

Term One: Fall 1 (13 Credits)
SED573Teaching English as a New Language I3
SED507Fieldwork I Second Language Education1
EED581Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education 3
SED578Second Language Learning 3
SED577Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a New Language (ENL)3
Term Two: Spring 1 (13 Credits)
SED576Teaching English as a New Language II3
SED509Fieldwork II Second Language Education1
SED575Teaching Literacy in English as a New Language3
SED580English Grammar for Teachers of English as a New Language (ENL)3
SED560Technology in the Classroom 3
Term Three: Fall 2 (10 Credits)
SPE565Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms 3
SED525Digital Literacies and Learning in Secondary Education1
SED701Inquiry into Teaching, Learning, and School: Part I 3
Graduate Elective3
Total Credits36

urriculum Requirements

Program Requirements

  • File a “plan of study” during the first semester after matriculation.
  • Any deficiencies in the candidate’s previous training shall be removed by early advisement with the Second Language Education program advisor.
  • 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-.