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Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute – Bilingual Education

Education Specialties
15 Credits

The School of Education
Queens Campus

Overview

Becoming a Certified TESOL or Bilingual Teacher St. John’s is participating in the State of New York Clinically Rich Program. Teachers with an initial certification can earn an additional certification in either TESOL or Bilingual Education.

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You can earn either a TESOL or Bilingual K-12 Certification You will enroll in a 15 Credit Program completed over three semesters You will receive a 50% tuition discount You will work with experienced mentors

Candidate Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.0 M.A. in Education or a related field
  • A written recommendation from your Principal
  • Matriculation into program
  • Scholarship approval

About the Program

The Clinically Rich Program is a unique program that allows

  • General education teachers to earn a second K-12 certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) or Bilingual Education.
  • Participants to continue teaching as they develop new classroom skills.
  • Participants to share their knowledge with other general education teachers.
  • Work with TESOL or Bilingual mentors in their schools to apply their new skills.

Application Information

Scan and email prescreening application to [email protected] or [email protected]. Acceptance is contingent upon approval of Project Committee and Graduate Admissions. Continuation in the program is based on strict compliance with Project Mandates.

Additional Information

How long is the program?

  • The program consists of five courses.
  • The academic courses are offered one night a week. Special arrangements are available for students who may have difficulties getting to the St. John’s Queens campus.

What are the requirements to become certified as a TESOL or bilingual teacher?

  • The state requires each applicant to take specific tests.
  • All applicants are required to complete 12 credits of a foreign language.
  • Bilingual applicants are required to be proficient in the foreign language and are required to take the BEA (Bilingual Education Assessment) exam upon completion.

How much will the program cost? 

  • The tuition is approximately 50% of the regular tuition for St. John’s University.

What are the St. John’s admission requirements?

  • All applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • All applicants must have an initial teaching certification.

What are the Clinically Rich Program course requirements?

  • All students must have at least a 3.0 average.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they can apply what they learned in the courses in the classroom.
  • All applicants must attend an orientation program.
  • All students must participate in a Professional Development session during the semester.

 GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS: Bilingual Education Extension (15 Credits)

Course TitlesCourse Descriptions
EDU 9002 Psychology and Sociology of Language and BilingualismThis course explores the social and psychological aspects of bilingualism in the context of current theory and research on first-and second-language acquisition and use from birth through adolescence. Students trace the development of teaching ESOL and bilingual instruction from Skinner, Piaget, Vygotsky, to Krashen. This course focuses on the need for students to have confidence in their abilities to learn.
EDU 9005 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Dual Language InstructionTheoretical and practical aspects of teaching English to speakers of other languages and dual language instruction for all age groups and language proficiency levels.
EDU 9009 EDU Teaching Strategies in the ESL and Bilingual Classroom: Science, MathematicPrepares students with the necessary skills for teaching science, mathematics, and social studies through English as a second language and, as a means for improving English language skills in the bilingual setting.
EDU 9010 Linguistics for Teachers of English Language (ELL) and Exceptional LearnersThis course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of descriptive and theoretical linguistics and the application of linguistic analyses to the teaching of language to English Language Learners including those with disabilities, and those with exceptional abilities.
EDU 9012 Methods of Language and Academic Assessment for ELLs and Exceptional LearnersMethods of adapting and utilizing instruments to assess language proficiency and cultural learning to TESOL, bilingual education and exceptional learners with second language competencies.

GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS: TESOL Education Extension (15 Credits)

Course TitlesCourse Descriptions
EDU 9002 Psychology and Sociology of Language and BilingualismThis course explores the social and psychological aspects of bilingualism in the context of current theory and research on first-and second-language acquisition and use from birth through adolescence. Students trace the development of teaching ESOL and bilingual instruction from Skinner, Piaget, Vygotsky, to Krashen. This course focuses on the need for students to have confidence in their abilities to learn.
EDU 9003 Literacy Development for First and Second Language Learners EducationThis course focuses on the methods teachers use to teach literacy to first and second language learners. It includes learning through various aesthetic experiences. Teachers are taught how to analyze their students’ needs and design classes to meet these specific needs. This course focuses on how the New York State Next Generation P-12 Learning Standards are applied in ELA.
EDU 9004 Content Area Instruction for Linguistically/Culturally Diverse LearnersThis course explores the differences between western and Eastern education. Students explore different ways of learning. It focuses on the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and approaches to reach Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). To apply these teaching methods, students are required to create unique lessons designed to emphasize their multilingual learners’ strengths. This course specifically focuses on the New York State Next Generation P-12 Learning Standards.
EDU 9010 Linguistics for Teachers of English Language (ELL) and Exceptional LearnersThis course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of descriptive and theoretical linguistics and the application of linguistic analyses to the teaching of language to English Language Learners including those with disabilities, and those with exceptional abilities.
EDU 9012 Methods of Language and Academic Assessment for ELLs and Exceptional LearnersMethods of adapting and utilizing instruments to assess language proficiency and cultural learning to TESOL, bilingual education and exceptional learners with second language competencies.