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Admission Requirements

Track 1

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0. or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5. Those applicants who have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be interviewed by the TESOL faculty and accepted on a non matriculated basis if space is available

2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits

3. A general education core in liberal arts and sciences to include:

12 credits of foreign language documented on a transcript or equivalent credits on a standardized proficiency test such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the NYU Proficiency Test in Foreign Language; 9 credits in communication and English with at least one course in written analysis and expression and one course in English literature; 9 credits in science and mathematics, with at least one course in math and one course in science (a college course in calculus satisfies 6 credits of this requirement); 6 credits in social studies (including at least one course in history or geography); 3 credits in the arts; 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

4. Satisfactory communication skills, as demonstrated through an oral interview and an on-site writing sample. 

5. Submission of two letters of recommen­dation to be included in the graduate application.

6. A statement of purpose to be included in the graduate application.

Track 2

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5. 

2. 12 credits of foreign language documented on a transcript or equivalent credits on a standardized proficiency test such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the NYU Proficiency Test in a Foreign Language. 

3. Proof of New York State teacher certification in a subject area other than TESOL (specifically, Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescent Education; Special Subjects; Students with Disabilities; or Literacy). 

4. Satisfactory communication skills, as demonstrated through an oral interview and an on-site writing sample. 

5. Submission of two letters of recommen­dation, to be included in the graduate application.

Track 3 (Advanced Certificate)

1. A Master's degree or doctoral degree in TESOL, Linguistics, or Applied Linguistics, including specific coursework (of at least 3 credits each) in TESOL Methodology, Introduction to Linguistics, Analysis and Structure of English. Theories of Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics or Pragmatics. Any applicant lacking up to 8 credits of these pre-requisite content courses or fieldwork hours may be accepted into the program on the condition that they complete these credits before they begin their Student Teaching or Practicum requirement in the program. 

2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 from an accredited bachelor's degree program; or a graduate GPA of at least 3.5 from an accredited master's or doctoral degree program in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Linguistics. 

3. A liberal arts or sciences major of at least 30 credits. 

4. A general education core in liberal arts and sciences to include: 

12 credits of foreign language documented on a transcript or equivalent credits as demonstrated through a standardized proficiency test like the College Level Examination Program (CLEP); 6 credits in English, 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography); 3 credits in the arts; and 12 credits in math, science and technology (a college course in calculus satisfies 6 credits of this requirement). 

5. Satisfactory communication skills, as demonstrated through an Interview and a short written essay to be completed as part of the application for matriculation.

6. Two professional references to be included with the application for matriculation. 

7. A written statement, explaining why the applicant is interested in obtaining PreK-12 certification in TESOL.

Track 4: Adult Track

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be interviewed by the TESOL faculty and accepted on a non matriculated basis if space is available.

2. 12 credits of foreign-language study documented on the transcript or equivalent credits on a standardized proficiency test such as College Level Proficiency Program (CLEP) or the NYU Proficiency Test in a Foreign Language.

3. Submission of two letters of recommendation to be included in the graduate application. 

4. A statement of purpose to be included in the graduate application.

5. Satisfactory communication skills, as demonstrated through an oral interview and an on-site writing sample.

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