Intensive Teacher Institute

Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE) 

Canisius College is an approved provider for the Intensive Teacher Institute administered by Suffolk County BOCES.  This is a grant-funded program that allows working teachers to add either TESOL certification or a Bilingual Education extension to their current certification. 

The New York State Education Department P-12 Office of Special Education created the ITI-BSE in 1994 to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESOL) special education teachers, bilingual teachers of students with speech and language disabilities, and bilingual pupil personnel professionals. This state-funded program provides tuition assistance for fifteen credits of specialized coursework and facilitates the certification process for these professionals who are currently working in New York public schools or approved preschools. The ITI-BSE Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts, preschools, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state.  Program eligibility and coursework requirements and an application form for the ITI-BSE Program can be found by visiting on the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Intensive Teacher Institute Website.

Curriculum

Bilingual Special Education - ITI - Advanced Certificate

TESL 590Foundations of Bilingual Education3
TESL 584Curriculum, Assessment, & Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts3
TESL 585Methods and Materials of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TESL 587Evaluation Assessment in Bilingual/TESOL Education3
TESL 591Assessment Strategies for Limited English Proficient Students with Disabilities3
This program can also be completed by non-grant funded candidates.

TESOL Special Education - ITI - Advanced Certificate

TESL 590Foundations of Bilingual Education3
TESL 585Methods and Materials of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
TESL 586Methods of Teaching the Subject Areas in the Native Language3
TESL 587Evaluation Assessment in Bilingual/TESOL Education3
TESL 591Assessment Strategies for Limited English Proficient Students with Disabilities3
TESL 588College Supervised Fieldwork in TESOL 13
Total Credits18

LEARNING GOALS

Learning goals and objectives are derived from the School of Education and Human Services Conceptual Framework that was established to organize student performance data for the NCATE review process. The objectives, and their supporting assessments, are aligned with the standards of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, NCATE, and the appropriate Specialized Professional Association as described in the program handbook.

Learning Goal 1: Candidates will demonstrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 2: Candidates will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 3: Candidates will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Learning Goal 4: Candidates in the will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance, ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Learning Goal 5: Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.