Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Mercy College

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO
SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to deliver an online graduate education program and Advanced Certificate programs to NYSUT members with flexible schedules at an affordable cost. NYSUT members can obtain a graduate degree and/or fulfill state certification requirements online. You do not need to be located within miles of a Mercy campus. Now, all members across the state can take advantage of this opportunity!

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program:

This program leads to NYS certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and requires (33-36) total credits.

NYSUT Core Course:

EDUC 505 - Teaching English as a Second Language Credit(s): 3
EDUC 507 - Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3
EDUC 590 - The Teaching of Writing and the Writing Process Credit(s): 3

*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.

Mercy Courses:

Required Courses for initial certification track (36 credits):

EDUC 501 - Education in Today’s Schools Credit(s): 3
EDUC 504 - Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching Learning Process Credit(s): 3
EDUC 506 - Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3
EDUC 508 - Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 509 - Linguistics and Language Development Credit(s): 3
EDUC 616 - Theory and Practice of Second Language Teaching for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 629 - Modern English Structure and the Teaching of English as a Second Language Credit(s): 3
EDUC 636 - Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language through the Content Area Pre-K–12 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 713 - Seminar in Teaching Credit(s): 3

Required Courses for advanced certification track (33 credits):

EDUC 504 - Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching Learning Process Credit(s): 3
EDUC 506 - Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3
EDUC 508 - Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 509 - Linguistics and Language Development Credit(s): 3
EDUC 591 - Child and Adolescent Literature Credit(s): 3
EDUC 616 - Theory and Practice of Second Language Teaching for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 629 - Modern English Structure and the Teaching of English as a Second Language Credit(s): 3
EDUC 636 - Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language through the Content Area Pre-K–12 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 707 - Mentoring Seminar in TESOL Credit(s): 3

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

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

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

Be mindful: New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education require a 3.0 GPA.