Course Sequence for the Supplementary Certificate
Stony Brook University’s Department of Linguistics and its School of Professional Development have partnered to offer a five-course program that allows content area teachers to be eligible to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). This program will allow teachers to apply for the Supplementary Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) through individual alternative pathways.
Over the past 10 years, in New York State, the English Language Learner population has increased by 20%. As of September 2015, NYS laws governing the educational rights of ELLs were revised. There is an increased demand for teachers who are certified in a content area and ESOL to be able to provide integrated English as a New Language instruction.
Stony Brook University is a leader in ESOL education. New York State Education Department (NYSED) has pre-approved our courses, and the University is committed to responding to any changes to requirements made by NYSED as quickly as reasonably possible.