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  • School of Education

    Department of Literacy and Multilingual Studies

    Impact a child's development through speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Department of Literacy and Multilingual Studies

With the training you will receive from Teaching Literacy, TESOL, and Bilingual program, you can respond to the critical national needs for literacy teachers  and for teachers of ESOL teachers. Your certifications will enhance your standing as a curriculum leader and provide new professional options going forward.

Program Distinctions

Ranked # 3 on the Guide to Online School's 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

Accreditations

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

Contact Us

If you have questions about the programs please contact:

JungKang Miller, Ph.D. Chair
jkmiller@mercy.edu
(914) 674-7333


Teaching Literacy Faculty

  • Aramina Vega Ferrer, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Keckler, Ph.D.
  • Erica Newhouse, Ph.D.
  • Mi-Hyun Chung, Ph.D.
  • Patrick McCabe, Ph.D. 

TESOL/Bilingual Education Faculty

  • Gulizar Otcu-Grillman, Ed.D.
  • JungKang Miller, Ph.D.
  • Olga DeJesus, Ed.D.
  • Patricia Prinz, Ed.D.
  • Victoria Nunez, Ph.D.
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:

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