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

Education Specialties
48 Credits

The School of Education
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus, Long Island Graduate Center

Overview

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.

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Courses

Teaching Literacy Birth-Grade 6 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.

General Core Courses (6 Credits)

  • EDU 9711: Education and Accommodating Needs of Individual with Exceptionalities, K-12*
  • EDU 7266: Technology for Teaching Literacy Applications in Regular and Special Education Settings (For students with limited technology background)
  • OR
    EDU 7666: Advanced Technology in Education

Literacy Core: (18 Credits)

  • 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 3270: Theories of and Strategies for Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas*
    OR
    EDU 3283: Research and Strategies in Literacy Leadership

TESOL Core (18 Credits)

  • EDU 9001: Foundations of Bilingual, Multicultural and Second Language Education
  • EDU 9003: Literacy Development for the First and Second Language Learners*
    OR
    EDU 3200: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development for General Education and English Language Learners (ELLs), K-12*
  • EDU 9004: Content Area Instruction for Linguistically/Culturally Diverse 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 English Language Learners (ELLs) and Exceptional Learners*

Capstone Courses: Program Completion (6 Credits)

  • 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

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.

General Core Courses (6 Credits)

  • EDU 9711: Education and Accommodating Needs of Individual with Exceptionalities, K-12*
  • EDU 7267: Technology for Literacy-Based Applications in Content Area Learning in Regular and Special Education Settings (for students with a more advanced background in technology)
    OR
    EDU 7666: Advanced Technology in Education

Literacy Core: (21 Credits)

  • 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 3240: Case Study and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • EDU 3265: Teaching Literacy through Literature 5-12
  • EDU 3270: Theories of and Strategies for Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas*
  • EDU 3283: Research and Strategies in Literacy Leadership

TESOL Core (15 Credits)

  • EDU 9001: Foundations of Bilingual, Multicultural and Second Language Education
  • EDU 9003: Literacy Development for the First and Second Language Learners*
    OR
    EDU 3200: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development for General Education and English Language Learners (ELLs), K-12*
    OR
    EDU 9006: Human Development in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • EDU 9010: Linguistics for Teachers of English Language (ELL) and Exceptional Learners*
    OR
    EDU 9012: Methods of Language and Academic Assessment of ELLs and Exceptional Learners*

Capstone Courses: Program Completion (6 Credits)

  • EDU 3255: 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