Teaching Literacy (B-6 or 5-12) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12), Master of Science in Education

48 Credits
The School of Education
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus, Oakdale Campus


These 48-credit programs will provide Master’s Degree candidates with dual certification in Literacy Birth through Grade 6 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12),  OR dual certification in Literacy Grade 6 through Grade 12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12). 

Each program will give teachers the opportunity to enrich their classroom pedagogy with specialization in Literacy instruction and instruction for the English Language Learner. With a growing number of English Language Learners in today’s classroom, these dual Master’s programs are a perfect fit.

This dual Master’s Program can enhance and diversify your employment options by making you eligible for:

  • Literacy Specialist
  • Diagnostician
  • Clinician
  • Resource Room Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Dual Certification in Literacy and TESOL

Students will be endorsed for New York State Certification in both Literacy- Birth through Grade 6 and TESOL K-12 OR Literacy Grade 5 through 12 and TESOL K-12 upon completion of coursework, passing the comprehensive exams in each discipline, and passing the Content Specialty Test in Literacy and TESOL. All TESOL students must have 12 credits in a language other than English which can be taken any time before graduation.

Contact Information

Queens campus
Kelly K. Ronayne, D.A.
Associate Dean
8000 Utopia Parkway

Staten Island campus
Rosette Marie Allegretti, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
Flynn Hall, 102

Manhattan campus
Steven M Neier
Coordinator School of Education
101 Astor Place, Room 248B

Oakdale Campus
Anthony J Annunziato
Associate Professor
La Salle Hall

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Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.

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