Intensive Teacher Institute TESOL (ITI: TESOL) Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) (This program is INACTIVE)

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 15

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


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


EDU 540Content Area English as a Second Language


EDU 568Foundations of Bilingual Education


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


As of December 31, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the training required under the Dignity for All Student Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at SUNY Fredonia. Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.