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Clinically Rich Grant Application

Mercy College’s Clinically Rich 15-credit Intensive Teacher Institute in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI in ESOL) is designed for NYS DOE certified teachers who are interested in working with diverse learners and teaching English as a Second/New Language in PreK-12 grades.


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Section I. Participant Agreement

Program Requirements

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


NYS ESOL certification requirements to be completed prior to the end of 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 meet the requirements of certification in ESOL.

*Participants who drop-out of the program or who complete the required coursework, but fail to meet the requirements of 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