Graduate Studies

ITI
The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Program is a fast track to NYS ESL certification for content areas of critical shortage.  
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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).

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in TESOL

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Program is a fast track to NYS certificates and extensions in areas of critical shortage as identified by the NYS Ed Department. Bilingual Education is a designated critical shortage area. 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. Appropriate for candidates interested in ESOL certification and "who are currently working in New York public schools. The ITI Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state" (http://www2.esboces.org/BETAC/ ) The two options at SUNY Fredonia includes one designed for Special Educators.

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Bilingual Extension

The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Program is a fast track to NYS certificates and extensions in areas of critical shortage as identified by the NYS Ed Department. Bilingual Education is a designated critical shortage area. 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. Appropriate for candidates interested in a bilingual extension and "who are currently working in New York public schools. The ITI Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state" (http://www2.esboces.org/BETAC/


Certificate of Advanced Study

Admission Requirements

  • Current NYS Teaching Certificate
  • Currently Employed as a Teacher in NYS (Letter from current supervisor indicating commitment to full-time appointment in TESOL or bilingual education.)
  • Completed Graduate Application submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, including two current (within six months) letters of recommendation, and official academic transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions (except SUNY Fredonia).
  • Language Proficiency Requirements for Native Speakers of English:
    • A graduate-level 250-word essay in English on a topic of the writer's choice.
    • 12 post-secondary credit hours in a Language Other than English (LOTE), or an approved equivalency, in a single language.
    • A satisfactory intermediate-level 250-word essay in a language other than English (LOTE). Candidates may be accepted conditionally into the TESOL program without the LOTE essay. Matriculation into the TESOL program is contingent upon the satisfactory evaluation of this essay.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements for non-Native Speakers of English:
    • A graduate-level 250-word essay in English on a topic of the writer's choice.
    • A graduate level 250-word essay in the candidate's native language.

Program Requirements

  • EDU 518 Second Language Development and Acquisition
  • EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom – ESL I
  • EDU 540 Content Area ESL
  • EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • EDU 569 Assessment and Evaluation of ELLs
 
Total Credit Hours: 15  

 

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Bilingual Education

Program Requirements

 
    • EDU 518 Second Language Development and Acquisition
    • EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom – ESL I
    • EDU 540 Content Area ESL
    • EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education
    • EDU 598 Special Education Considerations for Assessment of ELLs             
 
Total Credit Hours: 15  

To obtain a bilingual education extension to a teaching certificate, candidates are required to achieve a passing score on the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) in the target language of instruction.

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Special Education

Program Requirements

    • EDU 518 Second Language Development and Acquisition
    • EDU 519 Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom – ESL I
    • EDU 540 Content Area ESL
    • EDU 568 Foundations of Bilingual Education
    • EDU 598 Special Education Considerations for Assessment of ELLs             
 
Total Credit Hours: 15  
 

New York State Certification Requirements

  • CST-ESOL NYS Certification Exam
 
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Additional Resources

Dr. Kate Mahoney, Program Coordinator
College of Education website
Project ELA website


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