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Teachers of Languages Other Than English Advanced Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university that meets the State's requirements for a general education core in the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Master's degree in a language other than English.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
  • Satisfy the content requirements for New York State Initial Certification in education in a language other than English, grades 7–12.
  • Present scores for the Content Specialty Test (CST) and LAST.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on career goals.
  • Participate in an interview.
  • Satisfy appropriate voice, speech, and health standards.
  • Meet additional Departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.
  • Submit scores for the ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) prior to matriculation.

Last modified: 7/14/2014