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Advanced Teacher Preparation Programs:

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

TESOL: Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI), CAS

Department of Language, Learning and Leadership of the College of Education.

Overview and Description of the Program

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Program is a fast track to NYS ESL certification for content areas that NYS Ed Department has identified as being areas of critical shortage. ESL (English as a Second Language), or working with LEP/ELLs (Limited English Proficient/English language learners) is one of those critical shortage areas statewide. The ITI Program is a joint collaborative program with the New York State Education Department (administered through BOCES) and SUNY Fredonia’s College of Education. Qualified candidates who complete this 5-course program are eligible to take the CST (Content Specialty Test) certification exam and apply for ESL certification (ESOL K-12).

Candidates interested in the TESOL CAS-ITI Program must meet ALL of the following criteria. You must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree and initial/provisional or professional/permanent certification in an approved area
  • Be currently teaching in your area of certification and
  • Meet both SUNY Fredonia Graduate Studies and ITI enrollment/admission criteria

Program Requirements:                                                               

EDU 518

Second Language Development and Acquisition

3 cr.

EDU 519

Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom – ESL I

3 cr.

EDU 540

Content Area ESL

3 cr.

EDU 568

Foundations of Bilingual Education

3 cr.

EDU 569

Assessment and Evaluation of ELLs 

3 cr.

New York State Certification Requirements:
EDU 671      Practicum and Seminar (completed concurrently                3 cr.
                  with EDU 568, practicum requirements specific to 
                  inservice teachers)

CST-ESOL   NYS Certification Exam

All TESOL CAS-ITI Program candidates must provide proof of:

  • 12 credits in a Language other than English (LOTE) (or completed by the end of the program)
  • NYS Child Abuse Workshop
  • NYS Drug and Alcohol Workshop
  • NYS SAVE Workshop
  • Fingerprinting Requirement

Tuition funding is available for qualified candidates through ITI and the College of Education’s Project ELA. Funding details will be provided to qualified applicants during the screening process.

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