General admission requirements are the same as those for the Graduate School (see here). In addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements noted above, applicants to the Advanced Certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- General Education Teachers must have the following:
A valid New York State classroom teaching certificate (other than special education, career and technical);
A master’s degree in teacher education or educational leadership;
3 years paid full-time teaching experience;
3 credits of college coursework in teaching literacy skills methods.
Students will be reviewed for Candidacy after completion of 12 credits. 12 credits of college coursework in a language other than English (including American sign language). Please see general candidacy requirements at the beginning of this catalog.