Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Initial Certification) *NY State Residents Only


 
Goals:

The Graduate Division of the School of Education is committed to prepare candidates with practiced, research-based methodology that is character based, integrating the historical evangelical Christian tradition of the college, so they are ready to enter the inclusive classroom. To fulfill these values, the unit is committed to the preparation of professional educators who are capable of working effectively with diverse populations in a constantly changing global community.

Coursework Prerequisites:

1. Proof of sufficient Liberal Arts/Sciences background through one of the following options:

  • BA/BS in English/Linguistics, Foreign Language, History/Social Science/Anthropology, Mathematics, or one of the sciences
  • 30 credit hours at a grade of C or better in one of the above listed fields
  • 30 credit hours at a grade of C or better in the liberal arts and sciences, which must include coursework as follows:
  1. 9 credits in Artistic Expression, Humanities, Communication, Written Expression, Information Retrieval
  2. 6 credits or more of Historical & Social Science Concepts
  3. 6 credits or more of Scientific Processes
  4. 6 credits or more of Mathematical Processes

2. 12 credits of a language other than English (or the college level equivalent)

3. An introductory course in Psychology

4. Evidence of computer literacy

Application Deadlines: 

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 30

Summer: April 1

Suggested Program Plan

SEMESTER I: Fall

EDG 505-Foundations of Education....... 3

EDG 670-TESOL Methods & Matrls...... 3

EDG 770-Field for Methods & Matrls..... 0

LIN 653-Grammar & Phonology.............. 3

SEMESTER II: Spring

EDG 671-TESOL Method: Lang Ar....... 3

EDG 771-Field for Method LA............... 0

EDG 672-TESOL Method: CBI.............. 3

EDG 772-Field for Method: CBI............ 0

LIN 654-2nd Lang Acquisition................ 3

SEMESTER III: Summer

EDG 673-Curriculu, Testing & Assmt..... 3

EDG Elective............................................ 3

SEMESTER IV: Fall

EDG 532-Exceptional Child.................... 3

EDG 732-Field for Excep Child.............. 0

EDG 620-Practicum in TESOL................ 3

SEMESTER V: Spring

EDG 547-Health Issues............................ 1

EDG 590-Professional Seminar................ 2

EDG 596-Internship TESOL K-6............ 3

   EDG 597-Internship TESOL Gr 7-12         3

Admissions Contact:

Joseph Kim
MSEd Admission Counselor
Nyack College
1 South Boulevard
Nyack, NY 10960
Ph: 845-675-4400 ext: 4466
Cell: 845 260 1103

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Award: Master of Arts in Teaching

Certification: Initial
Credits: 39
School Accreditation: NCATE

Career Path: This program is for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time and who are seeking initial NYS certification to teach English to speakers of other languages, PreK–grade 12.

Start Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus Location:  Online