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M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Grades K-12 (for current teachers) (ST1)

(as of 02/01/2015)


This program leads to the following NYS Certifications:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional)
Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the ST1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (0+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (6+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional NYS certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) grades K-12 [NT1] (7+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification for Teaching Students with Disabilities as generalist in grades 7-12 [DA6] (5+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 35 credits. The detailed ST1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed ST1 Program of Study Form.


Masters' Core
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education

Specialization Courses
ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
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

Choose one of the following courses:
ED429 Theories of Human Development
EDU464 Child Development and Learning in Context (ages 5 to 12)
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)

Choose an additional course; options include but are not limited to:
EDU467 Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
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Electives

Choose electives for a total of 6 credits.
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Internships
EDF426 Field Experiences in ESOL
EDF432 Student Teaching in ESOL
 

Notes:

1. Some of the required coursework can be met through equivalent graduate level courses completed in previous programs, if approved by the program advisor.

2. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Note, however, that internships and field experiences (identified by a course number that starts with EDF) cannot be counted towards the minimum requirement of a total of 30 credits of coursework for any master's Program. Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.



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.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in Any specialization
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • 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
  • 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 or fill in the table below)