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A dramatic rise in the number of students entering schools from non-English speaking households has changed the face of the New York Metro area and increased the need for educators adept in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The Advanced Certificate in TESOL prepares holders of initial or professional New York State certification to support English Language Learners (ELLs) from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
In order to earn the certificate, students must complete the 15-graduate education courses within the program, pass the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) in TESOL and possess 12-credits in a foreign language. Any deficient foreign language credits can be fulfilled while enrolled in the program.
St. John's University participates in the State of New York Clinically Rich Program, wherein teachers with an initial certification can earn an advanced certificate in TESOL while continuing to teach. To find out more information about this program please contact Dr. Audrey Murphy at [email protected] or Dr. Della DeKay [email protected]. Download our CR-ITI flyer.
Please note that the full degree cannot be taken at the Long Island Graduate Center and at least one course must be taken at our Queens campus.
Please see a list of our Education Specialties faculty.
Dr. Audrey Figueroa Murphy[email protected]
Students currently enrolled at St. John’s University as undergraduate seniors or graduate students should meet with their advisor to determine how to qualify for the Advanced Certificate in TESOL.
Students not currently enrolled at St. John’s University can request an application and information about the program at each of our four campuses.
Download the program planning sheet (Word).
Foundations (15 credits)
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