TESOL at Concordia

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN TESOL (15 credits)

Ideal for teachers who would like to expand their teaching field to ESOL in PreK-12, this NYSED-registered program leads to New York State TESOL certificate PreK-12.  All coursework can be applied toward Concordia's M.S. in TESOL. Offered on campus and through RTC Institute in Rockland County, and WTC Institute in Westchester County.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TESOL (30 - 33 credits)

Earn a degree in a rewarding field with major impact in the lives of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Concordia's program is offered through CITE in Brooklyn, RTC Institute in Rockland County, and WTC Institute in Westchester County.

EDU 506 Foundations of Multicultural and Bilingual Education
EDU 504 Linguistics for Educators
EDU 519 Methods and Materials: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EDU 517 Teaching Content Areas to English Language Learners
EDU TBD Supervised Student Teaching

Maximum of 3 credits (one course) can be transferred; all credits can be applied to Concordia's M.S. in TESOL.  

 

  • Applicants must hold an initial or professional Teaching Certificate in a discipline other than TESOL (Applicants with an internship, transitional B, teacher assistant certificate, Pupil personnel services (PPS) certificate, etc, can’t be eligible for the advanced certificate program)
  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Education
  • 12 semester hours of a language other than English or passing score on CLEP examination or NYU foreign language test (equivalent to 12 cr), or a proof of passing Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA). Students may be admitted provisionally in the event that they have not completed 12 credits of foreign language studies, but with the understanding that they must satisfy this requirement as soon as possible and prior to graduation.
  • GRE scores – a combined score of 150 on verbal and quantitative is preferred. Students with an initial or professional teaching certificate and a MS degree will be exempt from this requirement.
  • Candidates for whom English is an additional language are required to take and achieve a passing score in either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test). TOEFL: 79 IBT/550 PBT; IELT: 8
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An essay (300-500 words in length) describing a personal philosophy of education, statement of intent, and rationale for pursuing the degree
  • Interview with a faculty member of the Graduate Program

EDU 506 Foundations of Multicultural and Bilingual Education
EDU 504 Linguistics for Educators
EDU 515 Pedagogical Grammar of English

EDU 507 Second Language Acquisition:  Theory and Research
EDU 519 Methods and Materials: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EDU 517 Teaching Content Areas to English Language Learners

EDU 518 Language Evaluation and Assessment (this course must be taken at the Bronxville campus)
EDU 528 Language, Culture and Literature
EDU 600 Research Methods in Education

EDU 6XX Supervised Student Teaching in TESOL K-12 (3 - 6 credit hours)

Child Abuse Seminar

Violence Prevention Seminar

Bullying and Harrassment Seminar

•    Application for admission
•    Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from (an) accredited institution(s) of higher education indicating award of a baccalaureate (or its equivalent) degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
•    Two letters of reference from applicant’s employers and/or instructors
•    Personal statement of applicant’s goals and objectives (in accordance with the graduate application guidelines)
•    A proof of the applicant’s NYS Teacher Certification (Initial or professional)
•    GRE (applicants with an initial or professional teaching certificate with a master’s degree will be exempt from GRE requirement)
•    Immunization records must be submitted in order to register for courses
•    Language other than English: 12 credit hours in a college level foreign language or American sign language (Students who have not satisfied the foreign language studies requirement may be admitted to the program with the understanding that they must satisfy this requirement prior to graduation.)