With Transitional B Certification
We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. This is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who wish to transition into public school classrooms. View requirements.
We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. The program is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to transition into public school classrooms. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the M.A. degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Certification (grades PK-12). Students in this program balance full-time teaching in a NYCDOE school and graduate school coursework. They are supported in their program and teaching by the TESOL Program and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Through comprehensive and innovative course work, hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and research projects, Fellows explore the teaching and learning of English to PK-12 speakers of other languages.
In order to complete all degree requirements successfully, this program typically demands a minimum of two years. The first summer in the program is intensive coursework and fieldwork to prepare students for their first year of teaching.
Required Courses (32 points)
Required Exit Project
In addition to course requirements, students must complete a master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their advisor. This project can be a literature review, a teacher development literature review, or an empirical study, and is normally completed during the last semester of study.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.