2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12) Certification [ESL_CERT]


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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:

  1. Use knowledge of language as a system to analyze samples of learner language.
  2. Apply theories and research on second language acquisition and on the nature and role of culture to plan and deliver ENL instruction.
  3. Use research-based practices, strategies, and techniques to plan effective standards-based ENL and content instruction.
  4. Select, adapt, and use a wide range of developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive materials to plan and deliver differentiated ENL 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.

Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • ESL Content Core
      • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in AED 437, 438, or

ESL 300, 301, 302, 303, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 422

  • Professional Preparation GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in AED 391, EDU 471, HLH 110, 199, PSY 101, 231, 232, or SPE 275
  • Courses Applied to ESL Content Core GPA Calculation
    • 36 credits in AED 437, 438 or

ESL 300, 301, 302, 303, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 422

  • Courses Applied to Professional Preparation GPA Calculation
    • 17 credits in AED 391, EDU 471, HLH 110, 199, PSY 101, 231, 232, SPE 275

Career Potential

  • 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

Requirements

  1. Degree Requirements listed here  apply to the following major.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

B. Professional Education


Seventeen to 18 credit hours plus 12 credit hours student teaching and SED-mandated workshops.

C. Requirements for Student Teaching


  • 2.5 grade point average overall
  • 2.5 grade point average in required professional course work
  • 2.7 grade point average in major course work
  • completion of all content core course work
  • grade of B or better in Methods block (AED 437 and 438)
  • grade of B or better in   
  • Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional course taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.

Required Workshops


Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language over four years


Link to General Education (GE ); Link to Foreign Language  

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15-16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 14-15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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