Sixth Year Certificate in TESOL or Bilingual Education

The Sixth Year Certificates (SYC) in TESOL and Bilingual Education are designed for certified teachers with an MA in TESOL or Bilingual Education or an MA, professional development training, or some coursework in TESOL or Bilingual Education, and extensive experience working with language minority populations.

Candidates with an MA in TESOL seeking TESOL PK-12 initial certification must enroll in the Sixth Year Certificate. For certification, they must complete 12 credits of coursework, 6 credits of supervised teaching, and 3 credits of student teaching/DSAP seminar. The additional 9 credits of coursework complete the Sixth Year Certificate.

Candidates seeking to complete their elementary or secondary bilingual education cross-endorsement requirements may complete them as part of their 18 credits of elective credit.

ED 0534Theories of Learning3
SL 0528Second Language Curriculum Development3
SL 0540Capstone Seminar in English Acquisition Pedagogy3
SL 0590Sixth Year Certificate Advanced Research Practicum in TESOL/Bilingual Education3
Select six additional courses in an area of concentration and/or approved program electives18
Total Credits30

Note: Candidates seeking the TESOL cross-endorsement may need to complete additional coursework.