Students develop the content area knowledge and the pedagogical background necessary to teach English as a Second Language in grades K-12 in New York state. For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Use knowledge of language as a system to analyze samples of learner language.
Apply theories and research on second language acquisition and on the nature and role of culture to plan and deliver ESL instruction.
Use research-based practices, strategies, and techniques to plan effective standards-based ESL and content instruction.
Select, adapt, and use a wide range of developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive materials to plan and deliver differentiated ESL and content instruction, as well as design and use a variety of performance-based classroom assessment tools and techniques to measure student learning and to inform instruction.
Public school ENL (English as a New Language) teacher
ENL instructor in the private sector or overseas
Prerequisite for Admission to the Major
Overall grade point average of 2.5
Degree Requirements listed here apply to the following major.