Childhood Education/TESOL - Graduate Catalog
Department Chair: Marya Grande, PhD
The Childhood/TESOL Master of Science in Education Degree Program at Canisius is designed for those dedicated to meet the needs of English Language Learners, placing a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience. The curriculum enables candidates to develop an understanding of etiology, related psychological and social factors and techniques proven effective for teaching students with diverse learning needs.
This program combines the Childhood (1-6) program with the Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (K-12) program to prepare new candidates to gain initial and professional certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and TESOL (Grades K-12). Please note that most of the Childhood courses are face to face but all of the TESOL courses are taught fully online and asynchronously.
Graduate students enrolled in initial certification programs must achieve a C or above in all course requirements and a B- or above in all graduate program coursework. Failure to meet these requirements will require repeating the course &/or completing additional coursework.
Canisius University cannot determine whether completion of this program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements outside of New York State for the intended occupation. We advise you to contact your state licensing board or appropriate licensing entity to determine whether the program meets requirements for Professional Licensure in the state where you are located or the state in which you intend to pursue licensure. Please contact the associate dean of your school if you have further questions.
This program may be completed through a traditional or residency pathway. Both pathways include scaffolded field experiences, but the traditional pathway culminates in two, seven week student teaching placements while a full year paid residency is the culminating experience for the residency pathway.
|SPE 580||Classroom Management||3|
|SPE 541||Inclusive Strategies||3|
|TESL 583||Linguistics, Literacy, & Second Language Acquisition||3|
|EDCH 509||Literacy and the Arts in the Elementary Classroom||3|
|EDU 505||Foundations of Education||3|
|EDU 595||Child Abuse Workshop||0|
|EDU 596||Prevention of School Violence Workshop||0|
|TESL 584||Curriculum, Assessment, & Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts||3|
|EDU 572||Teaching Social Studies Integrating English Language Arts||3|
|EDU 556||Assessment for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDU 615||Research Methods||3|
|EDCH 540||Learning and Development Birth to Grade 6||3|
|EDU 628||Teaching Math & Science: Supporting STEM Education||3|
|EDU 570||Pre-Student Teaching||3|
|TESL 585||Methods and Materials of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||3|
|TESL 587||Evaluation Assessment in Bilingual/TESOL Education||3|
|EDU 592||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|EDCH 593||Student Teaching: Childhood||9|
|EDU 597||Dignity for All Students Workshop||0|
|TESL 586||Methods of Teaching the Subject Areas in the Native Language||3|
Course Requirements for Childhood 1-6/TESOL K-12
Candidates need the following course credits to pursue this dual-certification program. They may be done before or concurrently with the program.
1. English - 3 credit hours
2. Math - 3 credit hours
3. Science - 3 credit hours
4. Social Studies - 3 credit hours
5. Language Other Than English - 12 credit hours
|SPE 541||EDCH 540||EDU 556|
|SPE 580||EDU 572||EDU 505|
|TESL 583||EDU 628||EDU 595|
|TESL 584||TESL 586||EDU 596|
|EDCH 509||EDCH 571|
|EDU 570||EDU 592|
|TESL 585||EDU 597|