Program Learning Outcomes for TESOL, MSEd
Candidates who successfully complete all required components of the TESOL K-12 program at
SUNY New Paltz will:
• Content Knowledge: Demonstrate content area mastery by completing at least 30
hours of coursework in TESOL methods and content.
• Planning: Be able to plan lessons in TESOL that are standards-based, clear, logical and
organized, rely upon a variety of appropriate instructional strategies and appropriate
technologies, and differentiate instruction, providing opportunities to promote
appreciation of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion in safe, democratic, and equitable
• Assessment and P-12 Learning: Be able to choose, design, and implement authentic
and appropriate formative and summative assessments to evaluate student learning,
differentiate and adapt assessments for ELLs through logical decision-making, consider
assessment data when making instructional decisions, and identify effective or
problematic teaching moments as they are occurring in order to facilitate student
growth in specified content, cognitive skills, and/or social skills.
• Pedagogical Practice: Demonstrate the ability to maximize student learning by
incorporating content and pedagogical content knowledge, appropriate and effective
technology, and a variety of developmentally and contextually appropriate evidence-
based instructional strategies to make learning meaningful for students while teaching.
• Dispositions: Exhibit the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to practice an
ethically informed and self-reflective philosophy, demonstrate the ability to respond
appropriately to challenges that arise in teaching, and develop respectful relationships
with students, families, communities and colleagues.
• Critical Thinking: Identify, analyze, and evaluate different methods of planning,
assessing, and teaching in order to develop well-reasoned arguments that support
• Information Management: Use technology and basic research techniques in order to
locate, evaluate, and synthesize best-practices concepts in content knowledge,
planning, assessment, and pedagogical practice.