Eileen Jahn, Ph.D., executive dean of SJC Long Island, said she is proud of the pair programs, curated to prepare students to teach English to speakers of other languages through fieldwork and student teaching.
“We are pleased to offer these TESOL programs to future educators,” Dr. Jahn said. “SJC has a well-known history of producing the best and brightest teachers, and the addition of these programs will allow us to continue with that tradition as we expand and embrace today’s world.”
The master’s program — geared toward educators who have earned a bachelor’s degree in child study or who had a concentration in adolescence education — dives deep into a diverse range of topics, including required courses in childhood special education and literacy and cognition. Students with bachelor’s degrees in child study will gain exposure to clinical work in middle and high schools.
The advanced certificate program is for educators who have already earned a master’s degree. The program will prepare students to teach English to speakers of other languages through fieldwork and student teaching, gaining firsthand experience in TESOL classrooms in grades K-12.