New Extension and Advanced Certificate Programs at GSE!

We are pleased to announce several exciting new program offerings for certified teachers, beginning enrollment in Fall 2009!

Extension Program in Bilingual Education:

Early Childhood, Childhood & Adolescence

This program is for persons who already possess initial/professional certification in early childhood (birth to 2nd grade), childhood (1st to 6th grade) or adolescence (7th to 12th grade). Individuals who do not possess an initial teaching certification, but are matriculated in an initial teacher education program at Fordham University may also apply. The 15-credit program leads to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the early childhood, childhood or adolescence certification to teach bilingual education.
This program does NOT lead to an academic degree.
Extension Program in Bilingual Special Education:

This program is for persons who already possess initial/professional certification in special education. Individuals who do not possess an initial teaching certification, but are matriculated in an initial teacher education program at Fordham University may also apply. The 15-credit program leads to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the special education certification to teach bilingual education.
This program does NOT lead to an academic degree.
Advanced Certificate in TESOL

(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages):

The advanced TESOL Certificate program (TEC) is designed for experienced teachers holding an initial, provisional, permanent or professional certification, who are interested in expanding their knowledge of working with ELLs. Individuals who do not possess an initial teaching certification, but are matriculated in an initial teacher education program at Fordham University may also apply. The 15-credit program leads to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the early childhood, childhood or adolescence certification to teach English as a second language.
This program does NOT lead to an academic degree.
Advanced Certificate in Literacy Leadership/Literacy Coaching:

This 15-credit program is designed for the experienced teacher or administrator who has a Master’s degree and teaching certification as a literacy/reading specialist, a classroom teacher, or a school administrator. The program design provides candidates with a core of knowledge in literacy leadership and the opportunity to select literacy courses related to their professional needs and interests. Candidates engage in research and reflect on evolving professional philosophies and proficiencies related to literacy leadership and instruction. The program enables candidates to explore approaches to developing, organizing and evaluating literacy programs, and to acquire knowledge of supervision, coordination and support of school personnel who are associated with literacy programs.
The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Leadership serves as a supplement for individuals who already possess New York State Certification as a Literacy Specialist, Birth to Grade 6 or Grades 5-12.
We are currently accepting applications for these, as well as our other extension and degree programs. For more information about requirements and courses, check out the Programs page on the GSE website.

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