Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)-K-Grade 12 and Additional Certification in ESOL (College of Mount St. Vincent)

30 Credit Master’s TESOL (Grades K-12) and

ESOL Additional Classroom Certification

(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)**This program is only for those already possessing NYS Certification**

Contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org or 845-499-0851 for more details.

The Rockland Teachers’ Center Institute in partnership with College of Mount Saint Vincent is offering the following 30 Credit Master’s Degree in TESOL.
Matriculation Requirements:

  • Free Online Application-with College of Mount Saint Vincent (see below for details)
  • Letter of Professional Recommendation
  • Letter of Academic Recommendation
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Copy of all teacher certifications:
  • For those who received their certificates prior to March 2, 2010: Please mail a hard copy of your certificate to Ellen Lloyd, Assistant Director of Admissions for School of Professional and Graduate Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent at address below.
  • For those who received their certificates after March 2, 2010: Please print out your certification status from Teachonline and mail a hard copy to Ellen Lloyd.
  • Send Original, sealed Transcripts for both undergrad and graduate work to Ellen Lloyd.
  • $50.00 Application Fee (payable to College of Mount Saint Vincent) will be waived if application is done online, otherwise send to Ellen Lloyd.
  • Entrance Interview and writing sample.
  • GRE Test required for applications processed after July 1, 2016.

Ms. Ellen Lloyd
Assistant Director of Admissions for SPGS
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founders Hall, Room 105
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, New York 10471

718-405-3320

ellen.lloyd@mountsaintvincent.edu

 

Language Requirement:
In order to fulfill the New York State Department of Education requirement for language other than English, students must document completion of 12 credits in a foreign language(s) or American Sign Language.  Undergraduate/graduate coursework or equivalent credit on CLEP or NYU proficiency will be accepted. (This must be fulfilled and documentation submitted by program completion). 

Additional Requirements:

  • For State - Content Specialty Test (CST) – ESOL
  • For State - Workshops – Child Abuse Identification  – School Violence Intervention and Prevention  – DASA – Fingerprint Clearance
  • For College - Exit Comprehensive Exam

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:
AS OF MARCH 7, 2016
 Once you are ready to apply, go to: www.mountsaintvincent.edu/spgs,
1)     Click on “Apply Now”
2)     Under the heading "Admission Information" Click Graduate and SPGS Students
3)     Under "Apply for Admission" Click SPGS Online Application
4)     Print out a copy of your application (right click on page and click “Print”)
5)     Click “Submit”
6)     Email JMurray@rockteach.org and let her know you are applying. 

Contact Ellen Lloyd with application questions: ellen.lloyd@mountsaintvincent.edu.

Upon completion of the application process, there will be an entrance essay exam and a mandatory interview with the advisor from College of Mount Saint Vincent (conducted through RTC Institute).  You will be notified, via e-mail, when/how to schedule your appointment for both the exam and the interview with your advisor.

Letters of recommendation:
Letters of recommendation must be mailed to Ms. Ellen Lloyd.  Please check in advance with prospective recommenders. Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead.

Interview and Essay:
After all paperwork for matriculation is submitted there will be a mandatory interview.  Additionally you will be required to complete an entrance essay.  Interview and essay will be held in Rockland County.

Immunization:
Immunization Forms (2 MMR Shots/Meningitis, & TB Shots)-Submit to Eileen McCabe by mail at Health Center, College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471 or fax to 718-405-3737.  For questions on immunization records, Ms. McCabe is reachable by phone at 718-405-3240 and her e-mail address is eileen.mccabe@mountsaintvincent.edu.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine - New York State Public Health Law requires all college and university students to either receive the vaccination against Meningococcal meningitis, or acknowledge that they have been made aware of the risks and have chosen not to be vaccinated
Health Services and forms

NO Registrations will be permitted without ALL Immunization forms cleared with College of Mount Saint Vincent. 

Send Immunization Forms (2MMR Shots/Meningitis, & TB Shots) to: 

                Eileen McCabe, Health Center

                College of Mount Saint Vincent

                6301 Riverdale Avenue

                Riverdale, New York 10471 

                or fax to 718-405-3737

For questions on immunization records contact Ms. McCabe at 718-405-3240 or email eileen.mccabe@mountsaintvincent.edu.

Financial Aid Loans:
The three conditions to be met prior to processing your financial aid request:
1)     Full-matriculation to the program (admission to the College)
2)     Completion of FAFSA form: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - College of Mount Saint Vincent code: 002703
3)     Registration for a minimum of six credits in any given semester.

You will not be allowed to apply for financial aid (student loans) until you are an accepted student. Once you are accepted into the program, you may contact Deborah Smith, Coordinator of Graduate Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent, at 718-405-3209 or deborah.smith@mountsaintvincent.edu for information and assistance with the financial aid process. The first step in this process is filing a FAFSA. Once you have received your financial aid package from College of Mount Saint Vincent, contact Donna each semester at RTCI 845-553-9516 or drodriguez@rockteach.org and inform her of your intent. She will advise you of the process for payment to RTCI. Note: there will be additional RTCI expenses not covered by financial aid.

Course Registration Deadlines:
Students must be registered no later than two weeks prior to the first day of the class.

Graduation Deadlines: NO Applications will be accepted after deadline!
Candidates must apply for graduation before completing coursework. Please refer to chart below for deadlines.
May Graduation:         Deadline is October 1 (Coursework must be completed in Winter/Spring Semester)
August Graduation:     Deadline is February 1 (Coursework must be completed in Summer Semester)
January Graduation:    Deadline is September 3 (Coursework must be completed in Fall Semester)

Questions:
Please contact either Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 or jmurray@rockteach.org or Deborah Smith at 718-405-3209 or deborah.smith@mountsaintvincent.edu with any questions or concerns concerning the above.

Tuition Starting FALL 2016:
            5 courses at CMSV On-Campus price:  $1,764* per 3 credit course (2 will meet on-campus)
            5 courses at RTCI Off-campus price: $1,550* per 3 credit course
 *Tuition is subject to university cost increases and all prices are subject to change without notice.

Course Listing:
EDUC 504 Cross-cultural Communication (3 credits) - This course focuses on self-awareness, group dynamics, effective communication, and conflict resolution with an emphasis on cross-cultural interactions and prejudice reduction.

EDUC 507 Linguistic Analysis (3 credits) - This course examines the components of language in order to define the nature of language and the human mind. Questions regarding the origin of language will be examined. The universal nature of language will also be explored. An introduction to general linguistic notions will be presented. Foci include: syntax, phonology, morphology, language variation, pragmatics and semantics. The relationship of brain, language and cognition will also be highlighted.

EDUC 508 Structure of American English (3 credits) - This course will examine English grammar from a theoretical point of view and discuss how the different constructions that we study can be taught formally and informally in the ESL classroom. Although English-language learners have not acquired English as a first language, they have access to Universal Grammar which programs human beings to understand what is possible with all languages. Hence, the knowledge that we all possess subconsciously facilitates the learning of a second language when brought to conscious awareness. Prescriptive versus descriptive language will be examined throughout the course in light of structures to be studied and how they manifest themselves in everyday usage.

EDUC 506 Language, Cognitive Development, and Cultural Diversity (3 credits) - This course examines cognitive development and language acquisition across cultures. Through the supplemental use of various technologies, the course focuses on issues of bilingualism and dialectal difference and their relationship to language development. This course explores language diversity as it relates to classroom instruction.

EDUC 722 Teaching English as a Second Language I (3 credits) - This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of second language acquisition that includes an examination of theories and research findings ad their applicability to classroom practice. Coursework also involves a review of relevant psycholinguistic and socio-linguistic research.

EDUC 725 Teaching Across the Content Areas: Methods of TESOL Grades PreK-12 (3 credits) - This course develops the skills and knowledge necessary to teach science, mathematics and social studies to English Language Learners. Students will link the teaching of language, content and development of strategic competence. Activities will require students to connect content area instruction to the New York State Learning Standards.

EDUC 605 Curriculum and Materials in TESOL (3 credits) - Curriculum and Materials in TESOL was designed to provide a general introduction to the design and role of curriculum and materials in standards-based ESL/EFL and content instruction. In its focus on curriculum, the course begins with the assessment of learners' needs and the development of appropriate curriculum based on those needs. In the design of that curriculum, sub-topics including the setting of goals and objectives, choice of syllabus type, integrating standards and content, teaching methodology and assessment will be covered. The focus on materials includes a survey of options and criteria for their evaluation. This course will feature hands-on activities, authentic materials, curricula and assessment tools.

EDUC 726 Assessment in English as a Second Language (3 credits) -  This course includes an examination of procedures and instruments, standardized and informal, used in second language instruction programs. Instruction in design and use of instruments will be addressed. The role of assessment as an integral part of instruction will also be explored.

Field Experience:
EDUC 750 Supervised Practicum in TESOL: PreK - 6 (3 credits)
EDUC 751 Supervised Practicum in TESOL: 7 - 12 (3 credits)

These courses will use a seminar format that will meet bi-monthly for a total of fourteen hours. During the seminar, students will have multiple opportunities to connect theory and practice. Drawing on their teaching experiences, they will discuss the learning processes of English Language Learners as well as their own development as teachers of English Language Learners.

  • 50 clock hours of field experience – 50 hours of field experience are integrated into various courses.
  • 20 school days of student teaching – Two practicum courses fulfill this requirement.  Each practicum course consists of 60 hours of student teaching and 14 hours of practicum seminar.  In order to fulfill requirements of the initial certificate in ESOL Pre-K to12, one practicum must be completed at the Pre-K to 6 level and the other practicum at the 7 to12 level. Practicum hours will be fulfilled in after-school programs arranged by RTC.
  • Prior to enrollment in either practicum, students must complete a minimum of 15 credits which include
    EDUC 507, 508, 722, 725 and 726.

 

Additional Classroom Teaching Certification in ESOL

Requirements for Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) through the Individual Evaluation Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

(There is no certification code provided by CMSV for this certification) 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a valid NYS Teaching Certificate in a discipline other than TESOL

 Curriculum Requirements:

  • Content Core – Major or equivalent in One of the Liberal Arts & Sciences – 30 S H
  • Course – EDUC 507: Linguistics Analysis – Winter 17, Jan. 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Feb. 2, 2017 Note that Jan. 17, 24, and 31st will be held online.
  • Course – EDUC 508: Structure of American English
  • Course – EDUC 722: Teaching ESL 1 – TBA Spring 17
  • Course – EDUC 725: Teaching Across Content Areas – Methods of TESOL Pre-K to 12
  • Course – EDUC 326: Teaching Literacy Skills Methods *Students may have fulfilled Teaching Literacy Skills Methods as part of primary teaching certificate (will not be offered within our series of courses)
  • College Coursework – Language Other than English - 12 credits in a foreign/sign language/s documented on an undergraduate/graduate transcript or equivalent credit on CLEP or NYU Proficiency Tests (credits must be completed before you applying, but are not required to take courses)

Additional State Requirements:

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – ESOL
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification  – School Violence Intervention and Prevention  – DASA – Fingerprint Clearance

Student taking individual courses must submit:

  • Send Immunization Forms (2MMR Shots/Meningitis, & TB Shots) to: Eileen McCabe, Health Center, College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471 or fax to 718-405-3737
  • For questions on immunization records contact Ms. McCabe at 718-405-3240 or email eileen.mccabe@mountsaintvincent.edu. Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine - New York State Public Health Law requires all college and university students to either receive the vaccination against Meningococcal meningitis, or acknowledge that they have been made aware of the risks and have chosen not to be vaccinated. For more information, please read the Meningitis FAQ To comply, please complete the Immunization Form. ollowing NO Registrations will be permitted without ALL Immunization forms cleared with CMSV.  Health Service and forms
  • Completed STUDENT IMAGE REPORT-Provided by RTCI- Sent to Ms. Deborah Smith at deborah.smith@mountsaintvincent.edu

Tuition rates:

$1550* per 3 credit course. *Tuition is subject to university cost increases and all prices are subject to change without notice.