Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Adv Cert

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Degree: Advanced Certificate
Credits: 15
Career Path: Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Start Semester: Fall 
Campus: Lincoln Center

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Adv Cert) program is designed for experienced teachers holding an initial, provisional, permanent, or professional certificate, who are interested in expanding their knowledge about working with emergent bilinguals.

Individuals who do not possess an initial teaching certification and are matriculated in an initial teacher education program at Fordham University may also apply.

The 15-credit program leads to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the early childhood, childhood, or adolescence certification to teach English as a second language.

This program does not lead to an academic degree.

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses.

Fieldwork Requirements

All courses require a minimum of 10 fieldwork hours in a school that has an ESL program.


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