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Teaching English as a Second Language ? Non-Certification [ESL_NCRT] (Major)

Students develop the content area knowledge and the pedagogical background necessary to teach English as a Second Language in the private sector. For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department.

Career Potential

  • ESL instructor in the private sector or overseas

Requirements

  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to the following major.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

A. Required ESL Courses Content Core: 33 credit hours
  • AED 437 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools I (3 cr. hr.) Must be taken concurrently with AED 438. Admission to the major required.
  • AED 438 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools II (3 cr. hr.) (35 field experience hours) Must be taken concurrently with AED 437 and SPE 275. Admission to the major required.  
  • ESL 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 403 - Second Language Testing and Assessment (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
    (40 field experience hours)
B. Professional Education: 3 credit hours
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)
    Must be taken concurrently with AED 437 and AED 438.
C. Admission to to the Major

Admission to the major requires:

  • Overall grade point average of 2.5
  • Passing grade on the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
D. Additional Requirement for Graduation

Grade of B or better in ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

Example of the B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language over four years

First Year
Fall Total credit hours: 16-17
  • Elective GE course GE course Foreign language
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16
  • GE course GE course GE 1: Quantitative Skills Foreign language
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Second Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • GE course GE course GE course Foreign language
  • ESL 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • GE course GE course Foreign language or elective
  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
Third Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • Elective Elective
  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Elective Elective Elective
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • Elective
  • AED 437 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools I (3 cr. hr.)
  • AED 438 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools II (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 403 - Second Language Testing and Assessment (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 14

GE courses
Elective courses