The UB Teach ESOL program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn an applied linguistics BA and an ESOL EdM within five years. It provides you with content expertise in Linguistics while preparing you to teach English as a new language to speakers of other languages in American educational systems (preK–12): early childhood, childhood and secondary schools.
In this combined program, students study in the Linguistics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Linguistics program, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the study of language and language diversity awareness; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you will learn how to bring ESOL to life in preK to 12 classrooms.
UB prepares highly qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
|Academic credential granted||Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in ESOL|
|Grade levels||PreK to 12|
|Credits required for completion||144|
|Time to completion||5 years|
|Course delivery||On campus, some online coursework|
|Experiential contact hours|| |
|Application deadline||Early action: Nov. 15 |
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
Students may begin applying for the combined linguistics BA/ESOL EdM beginning fall 2021 semester.
This is a sample course schedule. These courses are subject to change. As a student in the UB Teach program, you must work closely with your advisor before registering for classes.
One Course in Culture and Meaning
One Course in the Structure of Language
Select seven electives from the list below. At least four elective courses (12 credits) must be 300/400 level. Only one course may be from another department, with approved linguistic content.
You will not apply separately to graduate study; instead, there are a series of progression points that you must meet.
Advancement to the graduate portion of the program requires that you: