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Graduate Programs

The department offers four different postgraduate programs in Applied Linguistics and Speech Language Pathology. Our highly ranked, rigorous programs have been training language professionals for service in the greater New York area and beyond for over two decades. Summaries of these programs and links to full program descriptions are provided below.

MA in Speech-Language Pathology

The graduate program requires two years of full-time study including one summer session. Students begin in the fall semester only. The graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is approved by the New York State Department of Education. Students completing the program fulfill the academic and practicum requirements for ASHA clinical certification in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP); professional licensure in New York State in Speech-Language Pathology; and entry-level certification as Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in New York State. 

MS in Education: TESOL

This graduate program prepares students for New York State certification to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in school settings (all grades). The curriculum is grounded in the study of the structure of human language in general and English in particular, and addresses issues of language acquisition, literacy, educational technology, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. The program emphasizes involvement with both elementary and secondary schools: it provides a student teaching course and field experiences in two methods courses at both levels. Both full-time and part-time study programs are available. The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals with daytime jobs.

MA in Applied Linguistics

The goal of this program is to train graduate students to be effective teachers of adult learners of English as a second or foreign language. Unlike the MS in Education, this program focuses on adult learners and does not lead to New York State certification for K-12 teaching. The program consists of 36 credits of seminar teaching, independent student research and classroom practicums, which students typically complete in 1-2 years. Both full-time and part-time study programs are available. The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals with daytime jobs.

Post Master's Advanced Certificate in TESOL

This is a 21-credit program designed to train students in principles of TESOL. The program leads to Initial Certification to teach ESL in the New York State Public School System (all grades).

Post Master's Advanced Certificate in TESOL and Elementary Bilingual Education

This is a 24-credit program designed to train students in principles of TESOL and Elementary Bilingual Education. The program leads to Initial Certification in TESOL (All Grades) and Bilingual Education Extension Notation in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6))

Advanced Certificate in English Language Teaching

This is 21-credit program provides basic preparation for students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at all venues other than the public school system : e.g., private schools, adult education programs, English Language Institutes, colleges and universities, overseas programs. This program does not lead to New York State teaching certification. It is a credit bearing program: students who wish to pursue the MA in Applied Linguistics program will have their credits transferred upon admission.

 
     



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