The Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is composed of five required content courses including field experience throughout followed by a practicum divided between elementary and middle/secondary grades where English Language Learners (ELLs) are the focus of instruction. The C.A.S. is designed to provide the skills necessary to effectively address the needs of non-native speakers of English in American educational settings. The program allows practicing teachers to broaden their understanding of language acquisition processes, pedagogical concerns, and English language content. TESOL, C.A.S. Program Sheet.
The TESOL 4+1 is an accelerated pathway for students in programs leading to a bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood, Childhood, or the combined Early Childhood and Childhood Education. Adding one semester of graduate study, candidates can be recommended for a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) and New York certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Enrollment in this pathway allows candidates to begin the graduate course work for the TESOL C.A.S. during the bachelor’s portion of their program. TESOL, 4+1 Program Sheet.
The Urban Civic Education minor emphasizes civic agency and is designed to inform the student about public work, public achievement, and community organizing. Students are required to take a total of 19 credit hours. The minor encourages active participation through service-learning and public achievement models and reflection in the processes of social, political, and personal change. Courses in the program focus on critical analysis, social justice, and public action.
The M.S. in Urban Education prepares teachers intellectually and pragmatically to be effective in urban classrooms and to become leaders in urban school districts. Students seeking entrance into the program who have not had experience in urban settings will be required to work closely with at least one urban educator during their degree program in order to experience the urban classroom first-hand.