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TESOL Degree Requirements

Curriculum: Sequence 1 (33 credits):

  • The 33-credit curriculum for Sequence 1 consists of six instructional areas.
  • Language Education (12): ESC 757 (3), ESC 725 (3), ESC 759 (3), and ESC 760 (3).
  • Cultural Perspectives (3): ESC 769 (3) or another course in cultural perspectives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Methods, Materials, and Evaluation (9): EDC/EDE 727 (3), ESC 761 (3), and ESC 766 (3).
  • Practicum (3): ESC 797 (2) and ESC 611 (1).
  • Master's Project (3): ESC 708 (3). Culminates in an approved curriculum project.

Curriculum: Sequence 2 (39-42 credits):

The 39-42 credit curriculum for Sequence 2 consists of six instructional areas.

  • Foundations (9): ESC 501 (3), ESC 502 (3), and ESC 506 (3).
  • Language Education (12): ESC 757 (3), ESC 725 (3), ESC 759 (3), and ESC 760 (3).
  • Cultural Perspectives (3): ESC 769 (3) or another course in cultural perspectives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Methods, Materials, and Evaluation (9): EDC/EDE 727 (3), ESC 761 (3), and 766 (3).
  • Practicum (3-6): ESC 797 (2) and ESC 611 (1) OR ESC 798 (3) and ESC 612 (3).
  • Master's Project (3): ESC 708 (3). Culminates in an approved curriculum project.

Curriculum: Sequence 3 (33 credits):

The 30-33 credit curriculum for Sequence 3 consists of six instructional areas.

  • Foundations (6): ESC 501 (3) and 502 (3) or 3-6 credits of TESOL electives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Language Education (9): ESC 757 (3), ESC 725 (3), and ESC 760 (3).
  • Cultural Perspectives (3): ESC 769 (3) or another course in cultural perspectives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Methods, Materials, and Evaluation (6): ESC 761 (3) and 766 (3).
  • Practicum (3-6): ESC 797 (2) and ESC 611 (1) or ESC 798 (3) and ESC 612 (3).
  • Master's Project (3): ESC 708 (3). Culminates in an approved curriculum project.

Curriculum: Sequence 4 (30-33 credits):

The 30-33-credit curriculum for Sequence 4 consists of six instructional areas.

  • Foundations (3): ESC 506 (3).
  • Language Education (9): ESC 725 (3), ESC 759 (3), and ESC 760 (3).
  • Cultural Perspectives (3): ESC 769 (3) or another course in cultural perspectives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Methods, Materials, and Evaluation (9): EDC/EDE 727 (3), ESC 761 (3), and ESC 766 (3).
  • Practicum (3-6): ESC 797 (2) and ESC 611 (1) OR ESC 798 (3) and ESC 611 (3).
  • Master's Project (3): ESC 708 (3). Culminates in an approved curriculum project.

Curriculum: Sequence 5 (36 credits):

The 36-credit curriculum for Sequence 5 consists of six instructional areas.

  • Foundations (6): ESC 502 (3), and ESC 506 (3)
  • Language Education (12): SPE 703 (3), ESC 725 (3), ESC 759 (3), and ESC 760 (3).
  • Cultural Perspectives (3): ESC 769 (3) or another course in cultural perspectives selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • Methods, Materials, and Evaluation (9): EDC/EDE 727 (3), ESC 761 (3), and ESC 766 (3).
  • Practicum (3): ESC 797 (2) and ESC 611 (1),
  • Master's Project (3): ESC 708 (3). Culminates in an approved curriculum project.

Additional Requirements for Initial and Professional Certification in TESOL and ESOL are as follows:

In order to be recommended for initial certification in ESOL PRE-K-grade 12, students must: (a) complete the master's degree (Sequences 1, 2, 4 or 5) with a cumulative index of 3.0 or better; (b) present passing scores on the following New York State examinations: LAST, ATS-W, and ESOL; and (c) demonstrate successful completion of a liberal arts and sciences core specific to TESOL teachers. Please see adviser for more information.

In order to qualify for professional certification in ESOL, in addition to the master's degree (Sequences 1, 2, 4 or 5), teachers must complete one year of mentored, full-time teaching and two years of full-time teaching in a public or private school which serves PRE-K-grade 12, and must meet any additional New York State requirements.

Last modified: 11/20/2014