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The Advanced Certificate in TESOL Program subsumes creativity and critical pedagogy and provides the holder of it with a powerful array of advanced approaches for a variety of positions. This 15-credit coursework will provide candidates with the theory, multicultural perspectives, and practical background to work in ENL classroom settings. The five course sequence will allow the initially certified teacher to obtain the knowledge and skill of: (1) the theories of second language acquisition; (2) the multicultural viewpoints of education; (3) the social, psychological, and psycho-linguistic aspects of bilingualism; (4) the methods of teaching English language arts to English learners and ; and (5) methods of teaching content area instruction and assessment to English learners and assessment protocols. All courses are offered online.
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 another language. Any missing language credits can be fulfilled while enrolled in the program or through CLEP.
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.
Completers are eligible to become teachers of English as a Second Language in all New York State schools. Opportunities include teaching in a general education classroom while servicing ENL students, working in a self -contained ENL class or a pull-out model, teaching in a dual language classroom, or working as an ENL coordinator or curriculum specialist.
Earn Your Degree Online
Pursue your St. John’s degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs allow you to take courses electronically. Log in at your convenience to enter our virtual classrooms, learn from our accomplished faculty, and engage with classmates.
Our online courses offer the same high academic quality that students experience on campus. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.
A Fully Academic Experience
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