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Overview

Communication is an essential skill that all students need to succeed, whether as children, teens or adults. With the training you will receive from our Teaching Literacy, TESOL, and Bilingual Education programs, you can respond to the critical national needs for literacy teachers  and for teachers of English language learners. Your certifications will enhance your standing as a curriculum leader and provide new professional options going forward. 

You will have the chance to prepare non-native speakers and improve or master their English in order to gain professional footholds, in the United States and internationally. 

Five Year Dual Degree Teacher Education Program 

Interested in becoming a teacher? Take a look at our Dual Degree Program which allows students interested in the teaching profession to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace.

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Chung
Mi-Hyun Chung Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
mchung@mercy.edu
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Barbara Keckler Associate Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
BKeckler@mercy.edu
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Patrick McCabe Associate Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
pmccabe1@mercy.edu
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JungKang Miller Associate Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies

ChaIr, Department of Literacy and Multilingual Studies
jkmiller@mercy.edu
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Victoria Núñez Assistant Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
vnunez6@mercy.edu
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Gulizar Otcu-Grillman Associate Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
botcu@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Kathryn Accurso Adjunct Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
kaccurso@mercy.edu
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Christine Baez Adjunct Instructor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
cbaez12@mercy.edu
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Maria Barreto Adjunct Instructor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
mbarreto5@mercy.edu
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Olga DeJesus Adjunct Professor
Literacy and Multilingual Studies
ODejesus@mercy.edu

Program Accreditations

Our programs are NCATE/CAEP accredited and recognized by the International Literacy Association (ILA) and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the specialized professional associations for Literacy programs and TESOL programs in the United States. 

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Important Information

CR-ITI ESOL Program

This clinically-rich grant-funded program offers teachers a tuition reduced pathway to ESOL certification, with the goal of addressing the shortage of NYC teachers in English as a Second Language/English as a New Language. 

Learn more about the CR-ITI ESOL program

 

Admission Requirements

BS or MS Degree in Education or a liberal arts and sciences content area. Initial Certification is also required for advanced program options. 

Other requirements may apply, depending on the specific program.  

In addition, candidates should submit the following: 

  • Mercy College Application 

  • Transcript 

*Please note that all students must take the GRE or Praxis unless applying for the non-certification (Educational Studies) option. 

Program Distinctions

Ranked # 2 on the Guide to Online Schools' list of the Best Online Master's Degrees in ESL for 2020 

Ranked # 3 on the Guide to Online Schools' list of the Best Online Colleges Offering a Master's in ESL for 2019 

Ranked the "Most Comprehensive" and # 7 overall on OnlineMasters.com's list of Best Master's in English Language Learning Programs for 2019