English for Speakers of Other Languages
Degrees Offered: Certificate of Advanced Study; Ed.M.
Certification Options: Initial Certification/Professional Certification (combined); Professional Certification
Programs in foreign and second language education are of the following types: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE), and bilingual education.
An Ed.M. with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL; non-certification track) is available for those not interested in certification as an ESL teacher in the State of New York. Doctoral programs in foreign and second language education are also available. These programs provide a comprehensive background in theory, practice, and research for those who aspire to academic appointments in universities or colleges, or leadership roles in school systems.
The program leading to an Ed.M. in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) accommodates graduate students whose professional goals include teaching English to speakers of other languages overseas, in American institutions of higher learning, or in secondary schools. One track-English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)-leads to certification to teach in New York State public schools.
The Ed.M. for teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE) in the United States is designed for those who intend to teach foreign language education, particularly in public schools. Courses deal with current theories and their implications for teaching methods, materials, and assessment. The languages offered include certification in French, German, Latin, and Spanish.