TESOL & BILINGUAL EDUCATION

M.S. DEGREE AND CROSS-ENDORSEMENTS

Southern Connecticut State University's TESOL & Bilingual Education Program, housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, offers a Master of Science Degree in Bilingual, Multicultural Education & TESOL. This program prepares individuals to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language. Graduates of the program teach ESL/EFL in adult education, community colleges, overseas, and in private schools. A full description of the course requirements and admission procedures can be found in SCSU's graduate catalog.

For those interested in teaching ESL or bilingual education in the public schools, grades K-12, the program also offers the coursework required for a cross-endorsement in ESL and a cross-endorsement in bilingual education. The cross-endorsement is an additional certification endorsement for individuals already certified to teach in the Connecticut state school system.  A full description of the courses required by the CT State Department of Education for a cross endorsements in either ESL or bilingual education is here.

M.S. TESOL CONTACTS:

Lorrie S. Verplaetse, Ph.D.
Coordinator: TESOL & Bilingual Education Program
203-392-6759

Elena Schmitt, Ph.D.
Department Chairperson and TESOL faculty member
203-392-6138

BY MAIL:

MS TESOL Program
Engleman Hall, D-170
SCSU, 501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515

TRAINING FOR ALL TEACHERS PROGRAM

The TAT Program is a training program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to train K-12 educators on the best practices for English language learners (ELLs). This grant program offers scholarships, three-credit courses, and teacher workshops and maintains a state-wide ELL curriculum library.

The TAT Program offers scholarships to New Haven and Hamden educators (with preference given to STEM subjects) to earn a Master of Science in Bilingual, Multicultural Education & TESOL and/or cross endorsements Bilingual Education and TESOL. To learn more about the TAT Program, please visit their website.

TAT PROGRAM CONTACTS:

Marisa Ferraro
TAT Program Manager
203-392-5162

Lorrie S. Verplaetse, Ph.D.
TAT Project Director
203-392-6759

BY MAIL:

TAT Program
Engleman Hall, D-172
SCSU, 501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515