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MA, World Language Education, Grades 7-12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K-12, Initial Certification

Time to completion as a full-time student: 4 semesters (part-time study will vary)

Content Core (6 credits)

Content Core (6 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

LANED-GE.2003

Linguistic Analysis

3

TESOL-GE.2205

Structure of American English

3

 

General Pedagogical Core (8 credits)

General Pedagogical Core (8 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

TCHL-GE.2005

Field Work in Schools and Other Educational Settings (concurrent with TCHL-GE.2010)

0

TCHL-GE.2010

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III (concurrent with TCHL-GE.2005)

3

TCHL-GE.2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

SPCED-GE.2162
OR
BILED-GE.2103

Educating Students w/ Disabilities in Middle Childhood & Adolescent Settings
OR
Bilingual Exceptional Child

3

 

Electives/Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (9 credits)

ELECTIVES/Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core(9 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

TESOL-GE.2204

Teaching Second Languages across Content Areas

3

LANED-GE.2060

Second Language Evaluation and Assessment

3

LANED-GE.2040

Teaching Second Languages in a Technological Society

3

TESOL-GE.2810

Research & Practice in Academic English Writing for ELLs

3

WLGED-GE.2223

Teaching EWL in International Settings

3

BILED-GE.2110

Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Literacy with a Bilingual Approach (Spring only)

3

WLGED-GE.2124 Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese 3
WLGED-GE.2417 Applied Linguistics in Chinese 3
 

Specialization Pedagogical Core (10 credits)

Specialization Pedagogical Core (10 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

WLGED-GE.2069
OR
TESOL-GE.2002

Teaching World Languages: Theory and Practice (Fall only)
OR
Teaching Second Languages: Theory and Practice (Fall only)

3

LANED-GE.2201

Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools (Spring only)

4

BILED-GE.2001
OR
LANED-GE.2005

Bilingual Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice
OR
Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual Multicultural Education

3
 

Student Teaching (6 credits)

Student Teaching (6 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

TESOL-GE.2901

Student Teaching in TESOL: Elem. and Secondary (1)

3

WLGED-GE.2922

Student Teaching in WL: Middle and High School (2)

3

 

Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 credits)

Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

TCHL-GE.2999

Drug and Alcohol Ed/Child Abuse Id/School Violence Prev/DASA 

0

 

Terminal Experience (3 credits)

Terminal Experience (3 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

LANED-GE.2206

Second Language Acquisition: Research and Capstone Project

3

 

Extension to Grades 1–6 Teacher Certification in WL (additional 3 credits)

Extension to Grades 1–6 Teacher Certification in FL (additional 3 credits)

Course Number

Title of Course

Credits

WLGED-GE.2018

Teaching World Languages to Elementary School Children (Summer only)

3

 

All students must pass the following examinations to be eligible for NY State teacher certification:

  • EdTPA Portfolio (Either World Language or English as an Additional Language(EAL))
  • Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Content Specialty Test in English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Content Specialty Test in Target Language

Additional New York State requirements for WL/TESOL certification:

  • GRE scores
  • Major in the target language or 30 credits of study of the target language at college level or officially recognized equivalent (e.g., ACTFL test results)
  • Liberal arts major or 30 semester hours in a single liberal arts concentration
  • 3 semester hours of mathematics (includes statistics)
  • 3 semester hours of natural or physical sciences
  • 3 semester hours of social studies

Up-to-date certification requirements can be found here.