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Advanced Certificate Program in English Education (24-27 Credits)

This program is designed for candidates who already have a master's degree in English or a related field and who seek New York State certification.

Students must consult with an adviser in the English Education program before starting their certificate program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their program with an English Education adviser. All students must complete the 21-24 credit curriculum below. In order to be recommended for NYS certification at the completion of the Certificate Program, candidates must pass the LAST, the CST in English, and the Written Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W), and meet all additional New York State foreign language, arts, and science requirements.

English Education Advanced Certificate Program Admission Requirements

  • Possess an approved bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university that meets the State requirements for a general education core in liberal arts and sciences.
  • Possess a master's degree in English or a related field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on career goals.
  • Participate in an interview.
  • Meet additional Departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

The 24-27 credit certificate curriculum consists of three instructional areas:

I. Foundations of Education (12 credits)

ESC 501: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)

ESC 502: Social Foundations of Education: A Multicultural Perspective (3 credits)

ESC 529: Language, Literacy, and Technology in Education (3 credits)

ESC 506: or the equivalent (3 credits)

II. Methods, Curriculum, and Instruction (9 credits)

ESC 522: Teaching English in Middle and High School (3 credits) and 6 additional credits to be selected in consultation with the program coordinator from the courses below:

ESC 720: Reading and Reading Materials in the Middle and High School

ESC 721: Literature for Middle and High School Students

ESC 724: Methods of Teaching Writing in the Middle and High School

III. Practicum (3-6 credits)

ESC 595: Internship in Classroom Teaching (2 credits) and ESC 611 (1) OR

ESC 596: Student Teaching in Middle and High School Grades (3 credits) and ESC 612 (3).

Last modified: 8/4/2015