Eligibility

There are the three residency programs offered by TR@TC2, each with unique application prerequisites. Please select the program of interest for more information.

Housed in the Art and Humanities Department, the TESOL Program is deeply concerned with how first and second languages are learned, taught, and assessed in a wide range of real-world contexts. Members of the TESOL cohort participate in a variety of classes to prepare teachers to work with ELLs of different proficiency levels in NYC secondary schools. This program leads to certification to teach speakers of a second language. Click here to learn more.

Candidates must:

  • Not hold (or have held) a teaching certificate in any state

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree

  • Demonstrate strong achievement with an academic major/studies

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written

 

New York State Liberal Arts Teacher Certification Requirements

Additionally, candidates must meet New York State teacher certification requirements for liberal arts before being certified. While it is not mandatory to have all of the liberal arts requirements met before the start of the program, we look for candidates who have met most, if not all of them.  These requirements may be met at the undergraduate or graduate levels, but are not courses that are offered within the TR@TC2 program or course sequence. Please refer to all prior coursework completed at accredited institutions to decide which liberal arts requirements you have completed.

 

Liberal Arts Requirements for TESOL

  • Math / 3 credits required.

  • English / 3 credits required.

  • Science / 3 credits required.

  • Social Studies / 3 credits required.

  • Language (other than english) / 12 credits required.

The Secondary Inclusive Education program is founded on the idea that inclusive education is not just about students with labeled disabilities but rather is fundamentally about all students and more significantly, about the cultural practices of schooling. The program cultivates educators who can interrogate and work to actively challenge the many sociocultural, institutional, bureaucratic, and interpersonal ways in which children and their families experience marginalization and exclusion. Click here to learn more.

Candidates Must:

  • Not hold (or have held) a teaching certificate in any state

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree

  • Demonstrate strong achievement with an academic major/studies

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written

 

New York State Liberal Arts Teacher Certification Requirements

Additionally, candidates must meet New York State teacher certification requirements for liberal arts before being certified. While it is not mandatory to have all of the liberal arts requirements met before the start of the program, we look for candidates who have met most, if not all of them.  These requirements may be met at the undergraduate or graduate levels, but are not courses that are offered within the TR@TC2 program or course sequence. Please refer to all prior coursework completed at accredited institutions to decide which liberal arts requirements you have completed.

 

Liberal Arts Requirements for Secondary Inclusive Education (SIE)

  • Math / 6 credits required.

  • English / 6 credits required.

  • Science / 6 credits required.

  • Social Studies / 6 credits required.

  • Language (other than english) / 3 credits required.

The Science Education program is housed within the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, providing students with opportunities to study science education theory and the discipline of science. Upon its completion students earn both an M.A. degree and a New York State initial license to teach Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Earth Science and General Science in grades seven through twelve. Click here to learn more.

Candidates Must:

  • Apply and be admitted to the Science Education (including Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science) teacher preparation program at Teachers College

  • Not hold (or have held) a teaching certificate in any state

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree

  • Demonstrate strong achievement with an academic major/studies

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written

 

New York State Liberal Arts Teacher Certification Requirements

Additionally, candidates must meet New York State teacher certification requirements for liberal arts before being certified. While it is not mandatory to have all of the liberal arts requirements met before the start of the program, we look for candidates who have met most, if not all of them.  These requirements may be met at the undergraduate or graduate levels, but are not courses that are offered within the TR@TC2 program or course sequence. Please refer to all prior coursework completed at accredited institutions to decide which liberal arts requirements you have completed.

 

Liberal Arts Requirements for Science Education

  • Math / 3 credits required.

  • English / 3 credits required.

  • Science / 3 credits required.

  • Social Studies / 3 credits required.

  • Language (other than english) / 3 credits required.