Every member of the Education Department faculty has secondary teaching experience. Students are successful, in part, because they receive extensive mentorship and support from teachers who bring advanced teaching skills and extensive classroom experience to the program.

MAT ESOL Curriculum (39-Credit Program)

Prerequisites (No Credits):

  • ED500: Field Experience — four days of structured observation in secondary schools. Can be organized by the CRC Department of Education coordinator Nicki Foley; please call 518-631-9870.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 12 credits (or demonstrated fluency) in a language other than English.
  • An undergraduate liberal arts core, including courses in humanities/the arts, writing/communication, social sciences and STEM.
  • Educational psychology — undergraduate course or Clarkson’s CRC Department of Education exam.

Courses (39 Credits):

  • TE501 Teaching Practicum (includes 35-50 hours of field experience) (1 credit)
  • ED502 NY State Teacher Requirements (1 credit)
  • TE503 Professionalism in Teaching (TESOL credits) (Winter Weekend Retreat - January)
  • ED513 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Languages (3 credits)
  • TE517 TESOL Teaching Methods (includes 20 hours of field experience) (3 credits)
  • TE530 English Grammar for the ENL Teacher (3 credits)
  • TE531 TESOL English Linguistics (3 credits)
  • TE540 Foundations of Teaching ESOL (3 credits)
  • TE542 TESOL Literacy (includes 20 hours of field experience) (3 credits)
  • ED550 Effective Teaching for All Learners (3 credits)
  • TE551 TESOL Teaching Residency: Elementary (5 credits)
  • TE552 TESOL Teaching Residency: Secondary (5 credits)
  • ED560 The Modern Teacher (3 credits)
  • TE580 MAT Project in TESOL (3 credits)

The Clarkson Teaching Residency

MAT ESOL graduate candidates complete a half-day, year-long residency, taking full responsibility for at least two classes. One semester of the residency will be in grades K-6, and the other in grades 7-12, providing a well-rounded experience. Students will be interviewed at the site(s) where they expect to complete their residency. Entrance into the teaching residency portion of the program is contingent upon completing TE501, ED513 and TE540 with minimum grades of B, as well as permission from the chair.

Certificate of Advanced Study in TESOL Curriculum (16-Credit Program)

Prerequisites (No Credits):

  • Current New York State initial certification in another discipline.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 12 credits (or demonstrated fluency) in a language other than English.

Courses (16 Credits):

  • TE501 Teaching Practicum (includes 35-50 hours of field experience) (1 credit)
  • ED513 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching ESOL (3 credits)
  • TE517 TESOL Teaching Methods (includes 60 hours or 10 days of practicum) (3 credits)
  • TE530 English Grammar for the ENL Teacher (3 credits)
  • TE531 TESOL English Linguistics (3 credits)
  • TE542 TESOL Literacy (includes 60 hours or 10 days of practicum) (3 credits)