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The CRITI TESOL/Bilingual education program is an innovative “in-service” NYS Education Department funded partnership tuition-assistance project with St. John’s Graduate TESOL & Bilingual Education Programs. CRITI offers current, eligible NYC public school teachers with ENL students an accelerated, short-term 15 credits intensive preparation program leading to NYSED certification in TESOL or the Bilingual Extension. The project prepares cohorts of up to 20 “scholars” each year commencing spring semester and finishing in the fall semester of the same year. Eligible individuals include General or content area classroom teachers and special education teachers at all levels. The program involves up-to-date theory and practice, reflective teaching methodology, classroom research and ongoing, and individual mentoring throughout the program. Completers develop expertise and certification in TESOL or Bilingual Education.
The CRITI grant is comprised of five courses that include exemplary research, pedagogy, theory and practice in the field. CRITI scholars receive scholarship assistance of approximately 75% of tuition.
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100% of the program is also offered ONLINE. Your advisor will help design a workable program for you if you choose this option.
New York State Teaching Certification
Graduates will obtain either the Advanced Certificate in TESOL or the Bilingual Extension Certificate upon successful completion of any required coursework, field experiences and New York State Education Department Certification Examinations. Your advisor and School of Education staff will help guide you throughout this process
In addition, the following are required for admission:
98% of our students complete their programs.
The CRITI project was created by the New York State Education Department as a response to the paucity of New York State and New York City public school teachers prepared and certified to professionally and competently meet the needs of the ENL students in their diverse classroom settings.
There is a dire need to prepare hundreds of NYC public school teachers to become certified as professionals able to meet the pedagogical needs of their ENL students.
All TESOL students must have 12 credits of language other than English (or the equivalent) prior to program completion and seeking TESOL Certification. Bilingual Extension students must be proficient in the second language. Students must take the CST in TESOL for certification or the BEA (Bilingual Education Assessment).
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