Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in K-12 Schools (for current teachers w/ master degree) NT1

(as of 01/28/2016)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional).

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 16 credits of which 4 are field experiences. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in K-12 Schools (for current teachers w/ master degree) NT1

Specialization Courses   
ED480 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
EDU435 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDU463 Implementing Innovation in Foreign Languages and ESOL Education
or EDE476 Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
or EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice

EDF426B Field Experiences in ESOL for Current Teachers
EDF432 Student Teaching in ESOL


1. As per University of Rochester policy, no more than one third of the credits required for this advanced certificate can be transferred from another institution.

2. Any of the courses and internships listed above may be waived if an equivalent course/internship was already taken in a prior program (with advisor, chair, and Associate Dean's approval).

3. Students who receive a CELLS scholarship are required to take EDE477 - Teaching and Learning in the Content Area.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • MS degree
  • Initial Teaching Certification in any specializaion
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought (Required for program completion with Spring 2019 admits)
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • 3 Years of Teaching Experience with the First One Conducted in a Mentored Situation (NOT a graduation requirement but needed before applying for professional certification)
  • Content Prerequisite 12 credits of coursework in languages other than English (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form: