Literacy and English Language Learners

This program blends literacy instruction with the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program, to give students highly demanded skills in the education field. The program leads to a New York State initial certification as a literacy specialist Birth to Grade 12. Candidates must hold a teacher certification in another area prior to admission, with that certification including at least 6 credit hours of coursework in literacy skills and methods, and 3 credit hours of coursework in teaching students with disabilities.

Foundation Courses
EDU 595Introduction to Educational Research3
EDU 555Literacy Foundations3
EDU 578Foundations of Bilingual Education &3
EDU 579Developing Literacy in English Language3
EDU 580Language and Linguistics in the ESL3
EDU 581Sociolinguistic Considerations in3
Methods Courses
EDU 561Lang/Lit Dev Div Yng Lrns3
EDU 562Literacy: Intermediate Grades3
EDU 575Literacy: Upper Grades3
EDU 584Content Methods for ESL3
Assessment Courses
EDU 572Reading Difficulties: Identification and3
EDU 588Assessment for ESOL Learn3
Practica
EDU 792ESOL Teaching Practicum3
EDU 798Seminar in Literacy Instruction3
EDU 797Literacy & ELL Prof Sem3
EDU 799Comprehensive Portfolio Advisement1