Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate (TESOL) (CAS)

The 18-24 credit hour Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is designed for

  1. practicing teachers who currently hold initial teaching certification and wish to extend their certification to TESOL by completing coursework and a practicum that meets the core requirements for this area of teaching; or
  2. for international candidates who seek qualifications in their home jurisdiction and are not seeking certification in New York State.

The CAS requires candidates seeking New York State certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages to enter with an initial teaching certification and prerequisite coursework including 12 credit hours of study in a language other than English.

Required Courses
EDU 578Foundations of Bilingual Education &3
EDU 588Assessment for ESOL Learn3
EDU 580Language and Linguistics in the ESL3
EDU 584Content Methods for ESL3
EDU 792ESOL Teaching Practicum3
EDU 793Professional Sem TESOL3
Total Credits18