To participate in the program, participants must be employed within the NYC Schools district and secure nomination by their principal and/or school district administration. CR-ITI-ESOL Participants will complete the following courses:
EDUC 504 Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching-Learning Process
EDUC 505 Teaching English as a Second Language
EDUC 636 Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language through the Content Areas PreK-12
EDUC 629 Modern English Structure and the Teaching of English
EDUC 707 Mentoring Seminar in TESOL
Additional requirements, which may be completed before or during the program
|||Twelve credit hours of college level coursework in a language other than English or equivalent College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits|
|||Achieve a passing score on New York State Teacher Certification Examination: Content Specialty Test (CST) – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)|
|||Completion of New York State-mandated workshops: Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse, Prevention of School Violence, and Dignity for all Students Act (DASA)|
Participants will be required to attend an orientation session on the Mercy College Bronx Campus located at Metro-Hutchinson Center, 1200 Waters Place, Bronx, NY. On-campus classes will also meet at the Bronx campus. There will be monthly meetings with the participants and mentors both in Spring and Fall.
*Successful completion of this program means that participants complete the five required courses, attend the required meetings, and obtain certification in ESOL.
*Participants who drop-out of the program or who complete the required coursework, but fail to obtain certification will neither be eligible for a stipend, nor will they be reimbursed for the costs they have incurred.
I hereby certify that I understand and agree to abide by the terms of participation in Mercy College‘s Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages