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

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Overview

These 39-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 (Pre-K-12),  OR  dual certification in Literacy Grades 5 through Grade 12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PreK-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.

Please note that the full degree can be taken live on the Queens campus or online.

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Admission

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

Courses

Teaching Literacy Birth-Grade 6 and Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Literacy Courses: Literacy Birth to Grade 6 (with TESOL): (21 Credits)
  • TESOL Courses: TESOL PreK-12 (18 Credits)
  • Literacy Courses: Literacy Grades 5 to 12 (with TESOL): (21 Credits)
  • TESOL Courses: TESOL PreK -12: (18 Credits)

This Master’s degree can only be taken by students with initial NYS certification.

Download the program planning sheet (Word).

  • EDU 3210: Research & Practice of Teaching Writing in General Inclusion Education B-6 ($25.00 Fee)
  • EDU 3220: Approaches, Materials, & Performance Evaluation in Literacy Development K-12*
  • EDU 3230 : Diagnosis and Case Study Analysis of Literacy Performance*
  • EDU 3240: Case Study and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • EDU 3264: Teaching Literacy through Literature B-6
  • EDU 3280: Digital Literacies and Learning
  • EDU 3250: Practicum and Seminar in Literacy Instruction
  • EDU 7911: Education and Accommodating Needs of Individuals with Exceptionalities, K-12.
  • EDU 9001: Foundations of Bilingual, Multicultural and Second Language Education
  • EDU 9003: Literacy Development for the First and Second Language Learners*
  • EDU 9004: Content Area Instruction for Linguistically/Culturally Diverse Learners*
  • EDU 9010: Linguistics for Teachers of English Language (ELL) and Exceptional Learners*
  • OR
    EDU 9015 Structure of the English Language
  • EDU 9012: Methods of Language and Academic Assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) and Exceptional Learners*
  • EDU 3250: Practicum and Seminar in Literacy Instruction B-6 *
    50 hrs of remediation NOT including testing
    Comprehensive Exam should be taken this semester
  • EDU 9014: Practicum in TESOL* 100 hours
    Comprehensive Exam should be taken this semester
  • EDU 9711 Education and Accommodating Needs of Individual with Exceptionalities, K-12

Courses

Teaching Literacy Grades 5-12 and Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)

This Master’s degree can only be taken by students with initial NYS certification.

Download the program planning sheet (Word).

  • EDU 3215: Research & Practice of Teaching Writing in General Inclusion Education ($25.00 Fee)
  • EDU 3220: Approaches, Materials, & Performance Evaluation in Literacy Development K-12*
  • EDU 3230 : Diagnosis and Case Study Analysis of Literacy Performance*
  • EDU 3265: Teaching Literacy through Literature 5-12
  • EDU 3255 Practicum and Seminar in Literacy Instruction
  • EDU 9002 Psychology and Sociology of Language and Bilingualism
  • EDU 9003: Literacy Development for the First and Second Language Learners*
  • EDU 9006: Human Development in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • EDU 9010: Linguistics for Teachers of English Language (ELL) and Exceptional Learners*
    OR
  • EDU 9015 Structure of the English Language
  • EDU 9012: Methods of Language and Academic Assessment of ELLs and Exceptional Learners*
  • EDU 9014 Practicum and Seminar in TESOL

Program Contact

Dr. E. Francine Guastello

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor

Sullivan Hall Room 417
718-990-1475
[email protected]