TESOL Certification Program Documents
The TESOL program consists of 15 graduate credits in the Department of Educational Studies. The program coursework is approved by the NJ Dept of Education for K-12 ESL certification purposes. While our TESOL program does not function to prepare individuals for an initial state teacher certification, it does serve two primary audiences:
- practicing K-12 teachers who seek an additional certification in ESL; and
- alternate route K-12 ESL teachers who are seeking an approved university TESOL program of at least 15 credits.
- View the TESOL Student Handbook »
- View the TESOL Servant Leadership Distinction Award »
TESOL Program Fieldwork Placement Form
This form initiates a process wherein the TESOL program director locates and secures a 20 hour field placement in order to fulfill a course requirement. If the TESOL student already has access to a placement location, this form is not required. The form can be printed and filled out or submitted electronically below.
Submission Due Dates:
- For Fall placements (EDST 6505) please submit before August 1st.
- For Spring placements (EDST 6506) please submit before January 1st.
Attention Students! During the first conversation with your hosting teacher, TESOL students should complete the following five tasks:
- Deliver TESOL placement letter to hosting teacher. (Note: Received from program director as soon as placement is confirmed.)
- Share paper copies of course syllabus and field placement assignment with hosting teacher.
- Discuss a schedule for the required 20 placement hours.
- Start the conversation about opportunities for you to lead instruction during the placement (Note: EDST 6505 = 80% observe and 20% teach / EDST 6506 = 20% observe and 80% teach)
- Start the conversation about the single supervisor visit during your placement.
Finished Completing the Form?
Deliver the completed placement form by regular mail, electronically, or by hand.
|Regular Mail||Electronic Submission||In person|
|(Complete the form above.)||Bryan Meadows
Dept. of Educational Studies
Jubilee Hall, Room 437