The TESOL certificate program prepares NYS certified teachers to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classrooms by providing contemporary theories, research-based instructional strategies, teaching methods and techniques. Through emphasis on both academic content learning and English language development of ELLs, this program is designed to prepare not only ESL teachers but general education teachers who would like to be better equipped for the diverse group of students in their classrooms. Teachers are given tools to assist their students in meeting the performance standards of Pre K-12 curricula in both public and private schools.
This program requires 15 semester hours of coursework. Courses address theory and practice of multicultural education, methods and materials of teaching English as a second language, teaching ELLs in content areas, second language acquisition and linguistics for TESOL. Carefully designed fieldwork experiences in which students can apply theoretical concepts to practice are included in the coursework. Courses are offered evenings and Sundays, and online in convenient locations to accommodate teachers' diverse scheduling needs. Upon entering the program, students receive individual advisement to complete the course of study based on their educational backgrounds, current work assignments and future career goals. By completing all program requirements, students are eligible for the New York State Advanced Certificate in ESOL. All courses are transferable to the master's degree program in TESOL at Touro College. Students who have taken graduate TESOL courses at other accredited institutions may transfer up to 6 semester hours with the signed approval from the program chair. In addition to their outstanding academic credentials, our faculty has extensive practical experience in the field. Not only do our professors work closely with each student to ensure successful completion of program, they are committed to providing students with resources to be effective educators in multicultural settings.
TESOL program office
Pamela M. Heyward, Assistant to Chair
Dr. Seongshin Kim, Chair
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition $1,520 per 3-credit course, Registration: $150, Technology fee: $50 (Not applicable for the Summer semester)