The Linguistics BA/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EdM program is an accelerated, combined degree that leads to a Linguistics BA and an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EdM in five years.
The coursework in the first three years of the program will provide deep knowledge of linguistics making students content experts. In addition, select education courses that include experiential components give students opportunity to experience the nuances of the teaching profession. The graduate portion of the program will continue to build understanding of language and provide needed skills to become an effective teacher. The final year residency allows students to co-teach alongside an expert teacher to experience the inner workings of the classroom. The opportunity to experience the inner workings of the classroom from fall setup to end-of-year grading prepares students to enter the teaching profession with expertise and confidence.
At the end this program, successful students will receive recommendation for New York State Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.