Based on communicative methods of second-language acquisition and a reflective model of teaching that incorporates collaboration with colleagues, students, and community, our program provides you with a firm foundation in language, literacy, and applied linguistics, and an understanding of second-language teaching approaches. We affirm the value of heritage languages and cultures and take an additive view of second-language acquisition.
Prepare for your New York State Bilingual Extension certificate and build on your knowledge of bilingual education as a bilingual teacher, supervisor, teacher trainer, administrator, or curriculum developer.
Build on your existing teaching practice, language skills, and initial teaching certification to work in bilingual and bicultural settings.
Ideal for bilingual teachers, supervisors, teacher trainers, administrators, and more who seek additional credentials and want to build on their knowledge.
Conduct research and study pedagogy in linguistically and socially diverse environments as you prepare for a career in bilingual and bicultural settings.
Gain the language and pedagogy skills to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds.
Prepare for a career as a teacher, researcher, or curriculum developer in ESL, working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.