Foreign Language Education

Teaching Foreign Languages, 7-12 (with teaching certification)

Total Points: 44

(Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish)

Students seeking a Masters in Foreign Language Education with certification must complete 44 units of course work. Courses include foundations in linguistics, target language, methods, culture, second language research, and student teaching placement at the secondary level. Students may also take Teaching Foreign Languages to Elementary School Children FLGED-GE 2018 to extend their certification to K-6. 

*NOTE: courses in bold MUST be taken in the semester in which they are listed

  First Fall Semester

 Pts

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2069 Teaching Foreign Languages: Theory and Practice
  • TESOL-GE. 2002 Teaching Second Languages: Theory and Practice 

 3

  TCHL-GE. 2010 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning

 3

  TCHL-GE. 2005 Field Work in Schools & Other Education Settings

 0

  TCHL-GE. 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers

 0

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2419 Applied Linguistics in Spanish
  • FLGED-GE. 2129 Advanced French for Teachers of French
  • FLGED-GE. 2417 Applied Linguistics in Chinese
  • A target foreign language course at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) 

 3-4

  LANED-GE. 2003 Linguistic Analysis

 3

  TOTAL

 12

  First Spring Semester

 Pts

  LANED-GE. 2201 The Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools

 4

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2128 Advanced Spanish for Teachers of Spanish
  • FLGED-GE. 2427 Spanish Syntax for Teachers
  • FLGED-GE. 2027 Applied Linguistics in French
  • FLGED-GE. 2124 Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese
  • A target foreign language course at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

 3-4

  TCHL-GE. 2515 Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

 2

  One of the Following

  • BILED-GE. 2001 Bilingual Multicultural Education
  • LANED-GE. 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education (Study Abroad Option)

 3

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education
  • EDCT-GE. 2018 Integrating Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

 1

  TOTAL

 13

  Second Fall Semester

 Pts

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2911 Student Teaching Seminar in Foreign Language Education (Grade 7-9)
  • FLGED-GE. 2922 Student Teaching Seminar in Foreign Language Education (Grade 10-12)

 3

  LANED-GE. 2206 Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research

 3

  One of the Following

  • SPCED-GE. 2162 Educating Students with Special Needs in Middle Childhood/Adolescent Settings
  • BILED-GE. 2103 Bilingual Exceptional Children

 3

  Multilingual Multicultural Studies Elective Course

 3

  TOTAL

 12

  Second Spring Semester

 Pts

  FLGED-GE. 2911/2922 Student Teaching Seminar: Foreign Language Education 7-12

 3

  One of the Following

  • LANED-GE. 2039 Advanced Individual Project
  • LANED-GE. 2099 Culminating Seminar in Multicultural Multlingual Studies

 3

  One of the Following

  • FLGED-GE. 2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education
  • EDCT-GE. 2018 Integrating Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

 1

  TOTAL

 7

  TOTAL PTS: 44 


Modes of learning, methods, instructional strategies, language and literacy development, and resources for teaching a foreign language to elementary school children. Emphasis is on the development of literacy and communicative skills.

INITIAL NY STATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION: This program leads to New York State foreign language teacher certificate. All students must pass the following examinations before graduation to be eligible for NY State teacher certificate.TARGET FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFIENCY: 30 units of study of the target foreign language on the college level or officially recognized equivalent.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
  • Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (Secondary ATS-W)
  • Content Specialty Test in Target Language (CST)

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All International students from non-English-speaking countries must be tested at American Language Institute prior to matriculation to the major program. Based on the test results, one may be exempt from English courses or required to take the following: 


__ SESL1-CE.9000- Levels 1-4 Intensive Course at ALI (full-time ALI, no major courses)
__ SESL1-CE.9006- Levels 5-6 Comprehensive Course (part-time ALI plus 1-2 major courses)
__ SESL1-CE.9174- Level 7 Reading/Writing Workshop I (all international students must pass this course; part-time Steinhardt: 2-3 major courses)
__ SESL1-CE.9184 Advanced Workshop in College English (Optional)
__ Exempt from ALI course work (tested out/BA from an English-speaking uni, etc.)