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Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL)

Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institutes 

The School of Professional Development (SPD) has been awarded a grant which enables us to offer two Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institutes  — one in Bilingual Education (BE) leading to a bilingual extension and a second one in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), which allows candidates to apply for a certification in ESOL (CR-ITI BE/ESOL). This institute will run for five years with a minimum of 20 graduate students per year.

Stony Brook University is partnering with five Suffolk County school districts — Longwood, Patchogue-Medford, Riverhead, Sachem, and William Floyd— for the placement of these 20 candidates with mentor teachers. These five districts together have over 4,000 English Language/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs).

Candidates in the CR-ITI BE/ESOL will complete the required coursework for the Advanced Graduate Certificate during one year. Courses will be taught by  faculty who are experts in their respective fields. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for their Bilingual Extension and/or their ESOL certificate. 

The courses for this program are offered through SBU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, School of Health Technology and Management, and SPD.


Program Tracks 


This cohort will be accepting applications  for Fall 2022.

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Bilingual Education

The cohort is accepting applications for Fall 2021.

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