Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in TESOL

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 18

This eighteen (18) credit hour program leads to a recommendation for a NYS certification in ESOL. The NYS required twelve (12) credit hours of Language other than English (LOTE) are in addition to the 18 credit hours listed below for program completion.

Requirements for Admission to the Program without Deficiencies

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in an area of arts, science, or education.
  • Current NYS Teaching Certificate
  • 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.
    • 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 Completion Requirements

Required Courses

EDU 518Second Language Acquisition and Development

3

EDU 519Curriculum Theory for the Second Language Classroom - ESL I

3

EDU 540Content Area English as a Second Language

3

EDU 568Foundations of Bilingual Education

3

EDU 569Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (ELLs)

3

EDU 671ESOL/BE Practicum & Supervision 20 Day

3