The TESOL option is designed for students interested in pursuing teaching English as a New Language (also called English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language) in private and public-school contexts, both in the United States and abroad. A degree in TESOL can also lead to careers in language testing, materials design and publishing, program administration and more. Our option is the first AA-level program leading to a TESOL degree within CUNY.
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What makes this major unique?
Unlike other education majors, TESOL is designed for students interested in pursuing teacher certification related to English as a New Language for all grade levels, both overseas and in private language institutes.
The TESOL/Linguistics program adheres to New York State Teacher Education requirements, preparing students for an Initial Certificate for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), All Grades. Graduates can also pursue teaching English overseas.
Note: Transfer to non-articulated programs will likely result in some loss of credits.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Select one course from the following: 3
Life and Physical Sciences: 3 credits
Select one of the following: 3
B. FLEXIBLE CORE:18 credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories
AND one additional course from any flexible core category.
Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
Students are required to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement.
|EDF101 First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts Social Science and Humanities
|LIB200 Humanism, Science and Technology
|ENG103 Preparing and Writing the Research Paper
|Education and Language Acquisition
|HUC106 Public Speaking* (CE)
|TESOL – Linguistics
|ELL 120 Structure of English
|ELN101 Introduction to Bilingualism
|ELL220 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
|ELN122 Foundations of American Education: Grades 7-12
|SSH101 Themes in American History to 1865* (US Exp)
|SSY 105 Learning and Education: Childhood to Adolescence
|TOTAL CREDITS: 60
* Students are advised to select these courses in the Pathways General Education Common Core area indicated in brackets, in order to complete the degree within 60 credits. If students take other courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core area, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree programs within the regular number of credits. CE = Creative Expression, US Exp – US Experience in its Diversity
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