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TESOL / Bilingual

The Education & Learning Trust and Mercy College are partnering to make it easier for teachers to pursue New York State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual certification through its expanded online programs.

These ELT/Mercy programs include:

Bilingual Extension to a Teaching Certificate (15 credits)

Applicants to the program are required to possess a NYS teaching certificate, and successfully complete the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA). The Bilingual Extension certification requires training for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and participation in a college supervised field experience.

NYSUT ELT Core Courses:
EDUC 505 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
EDUC 508 Theory and Practice of Bilingual Education (3 credits)
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Mercy Courses:
EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development, from Birth through Adulthood (3 credits)
EDUC 602 Native Language Arts and Social Studies in Bilingual Education (3 credits)
EDUC 604 Mathematics and Science Bilingual Education (3 credits)

 

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (12 credits)

Applicants to the program are required to possess a master’s degree and NYS teaching certificate other than TESOL, and provide documentation of 12 credits in a language other than English. The NYS certification in ESOL requirements include successful completion of the Content Specialty Test in ESOL, training for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and participation in a 20-day clinical practice experience teaching ESL to ELLs.

NYSUT ELT Core Course:
EDUC 505 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
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Mercy Courses:
EDUC 629 Modern English Structure and the Teaching of English as a Second Language (3 credits)
EDUC 636 (Pre-requisite for EDUC 707) Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
EDUC 707 Mentoring Seminar in TESOL (3 credits)

*After completing NYSUT core course(s) with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are NOT eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

  • they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
  • they are currently enrolled in a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program
  • they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College

NYSUT ELT is an approved provider of DASA training. Please contact us for more information.

Click here for NYSUT/Mercy College TESOL and Bilingual Program Information flyer and Frequently Asked Questions

Be mindful: New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education use a standardized test as part of the admission process. If you are planning to matriculate into a Graduate Education Program, you will have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in order to meet this new regulation.