Open up the English language world to your students. Designed for aspiring and working teachers alike, courses in this certificate program emphasize communicative, content-based, student-centered learning. This highly regarded program awards a Certificate in Teaching English (CTE) for successful completion of a structured curriculum of five courses, including a minimum of 50 hours of student teaching. The program equips students with skills readily applicable to classroom teaching and tutoring in the United States and abroad.
All Certificate in Teaching English (CTE) courses can be taken for certificate approval on a noncredit basis or for undergraduate credit. Certificate students who are not seeking undergraduate credit (usually because they have a bachelor's degree) receive grades of Approved or Not Approved; those who register for credit receive letter grades (C+ or better is required for certificate approval). There is no difference in the coursework or other requirements. All students who successfully complete the program receive the same certificate and are entitled to transcripts of record. Except for the Teaching Practicum, individual courses may be taken with permission by students not enrolled in the certificate program. Please note, however, that certificate approval cannot awarded for any course retroactively.
Students matriculated in an undergraduate program at The New School may be able to earn the CTE while completing their degree through careful choice of electives but should consult with their academic advisors before applying for the CTE program.
Note: The Certificate in TESOL curriculum focuses on teaching English to adults. This program has no connection with New York State Department of Education K–12 certification.
Timeline to Completion: The CTE can be completed in one year (two semesters) of full-time study; it must be completed in two years. Optional short professional development courses are offered every semester for working ESOL teachers and others interested in this field.
Enrollment Type: Credit and noncredit
Number of Courses: 5 courses, including at least 50 hours of student teaching.
Course Sequence: Courses need not be taken in the order listed unless a prerequisite is indicated in the course description.