The New York State Education Department is intending to make new grant awards for the operation of Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute programs (CR-ITI). These Institutes are targeted at NYC teachers who want to obtain a TESOL or Bilingual General Education teaching certificate.
Touro College’s Graduate School of Education is successfully operating a 5-year CR-ITI Program under NYSED. Under the Touro program, an annual cohort of 20 teachers will take 5 courses and upon completion of the program, will be recommended to NYSED for either an ESOL (PreK-12) or Bilingual Extension. Under the grant, participants will receive tuition support of $900 per course, as well as a 15% Touro College discount for the remainder of tuition expenses. To complete the entire one-year certificate program,
Eligibility Requirements for Participating Teachers:
- Participants must be NYC DOE teachers (with an initial or professional classroom teaching certificate) and must be recommended by their principals.
- Teachers must be highly motivated and dedicated to better serving ELLs in their schools or districts.
- TESOL candidates will need to provide proof of experience with learning a foreign language (equivalent to 12 college credits). Candidates may complete the necessary credits while in the program.
- Bilingual Extension candidates will need to provide verification of target language proficiency.
For more details about this great opportunity program please see the attachment. For other information including deadlines for application please contact
Dr. Olga De Jesus-Diaz
To apply send required information to : Dr. Olga De Jesus-Diaz
Chair, TESOL/BLE Advance Certification Programs
212-463-0400 ext. 55122