2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Adolescence Education, B.A./M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (SJNY Long Island)

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This five-year program will serve our current undergraduate population and allow the students to remain at St. Joseph’s University to pursue a graduate degree in TESOL.  The primary goal of this program is to help prepare academically qualified junior and senior undergraduate students to pursue a master’s degree as well as earn an additional teaching certification as a TESOL educator, thereby creating increased employment opportunities and enhancing their abilities as they enter the field of education. Students will receive a strong foundation in the teaching of reading and writing that contribute to the effectiveness of a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and literacy specialist.


Students will apply in the last semester of their sophomore year. Qualified students who are accepted to the 5- year program will enroll in one graduate course for each semester of their junior and senior year.

These four courses will count as general electives at the undergraduate level and incur no extra tuition beyond the regular undergraduate tuition. The remaining eight graduate courses will be completed after students have earned their bachelor’s degrees.


Admission Requirements:

Undergraduate GPA 3.0

Initial Teaching Certification (pending graduation)

Math Credits (6)

English Credits (6)

Science Credits (6)

History Credits (6)

Foreign Language Credits (12) +

 +Does not have to be from the same language.  Fluency is not required


Timeline & Courses                                                                 

Junior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSED 540*

Junior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSED 541*

Senior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSED 547

Senior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSL 540

*10 hours of Field Work


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