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Summer Student Teaching Opportunity for TESOL Grad Students/Recent MATESOL Grads

Manhattan College
New York City
Closing date
Feb 25, 2022
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For the summer of 2022, Manhattan College will offer tuition-free TESOL student teaching for participants who will be seeking classroom teaching hours in order to complete their TESOL degree or in order to gain student teaching experience for professional development. Participants will have the opportunity to teach English language learners, ages 14-19, on the campus of Manhattan College over the summer.

Available participation session dates are (you may choose more than one):
1. June 14th - July 12th, 2022
2. June 22nd - July 19th, 2022
3. July 6th - August 2nd, 2022
4. July 13th - August 9th, 2022

The advantages of this opportunity for TESOL graduate programs include the knowledge that students will gain TESOL experience at an accredited institution. Further, if applicable, a report certificate that the participants have met their required teaching practicum hours will be available for your Program’s records. (We can also complete a report used in your Programs.)

This unique opportunity for your students includes:

  • Approximately 60 hours of student teaching experience in order to meet TESOL program’s requirements  or in order to gain student teaching experience for professional development;
  • Tuition-free, in-class TESOL instructional experience;
  • Mentorship by Manhattan College ESL staff;
  • Use of curricula developed by Manhattan College;
  • College-run shared, optional dormitory housing provided at no cost (meals are not included);
  • Classroom exposure to English language learners ages 14-19;
  • Participants are expected to be available the day before their chosen four-week session(s) for a day of training; and
  • Local travel stipend ($500 per eligible participant who completes their session) provided up to 90 days after the completion of the summer program (Note: Participants must have a Social Security Number and complete all required paperwork in order to receive the stipend(s)).

Participants must commit to at least one of the pre-scheduled, four-week periods (please see above) in which they will teach 15 hours per week. Prepared lesson plans will be available for all student teaching participants. However, said participants are free to adjust lesson plans.

As noted above, shared, dormitory, optional campus housing will be provided for participants from outside of the New York City area at no cost. Please note that meals are not included. Rooms may not have air-conditioning.  While a shared kitchen may be available, refrigerators may not be present. Please note this and plan accordingly.

This student teaching opportunity is designed only for active, enrolled, or recently graduated TESOL graduate students who require teaching hours in order to meet graduation requirements or those MA TESOL students or recent graduates who seek classroom experience for professional development purposes. (Accepted participants will be required prove that they are active, enrolled, or recently graduated.) Apart from curricula training, instruction to student teaching participants will not be provided, and no Manhattan College credit will be given to student teaching participants.

We hope that this opportunity will prove to be a benefit to TESOL graduate programs, TESOL graduate students, and recently graduated TESOL teachers seeking classroom experience while staying in New York City.

Applicants must be active/enrolled/recent graduates in MATESOL/MSTESOL/TESOL Certification or closely related.

At the date of this posting, Manhattan College and New York City require that participants are fully Covid-19 vaccinated (Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson).

Apply with clearly named (APPLICANT_SUMMER MATESOL) cover letter and resume in ONE PDF FILE to Dr. Jeff Vanderwerf at:

Application deadline: February 15th, 2022

Applicants must be available for an online video interview. Online video interviews will take place starting in February, 2022.

US-based applicants only.  Advanced level of English proficiency speakers with IELTS 8.0 / TOEFL 110 (or higher) are welcome to apply. A valid IELTS / TOEFL result must be submitted.


Manhattan College is an independent catholic institution of higher learning embracing men and women from all faiths, cultural orientations and traditions. The college’s mission is to offer a contemporary, individualized, and person oriented educational experience towards preparing the graduates for individual development, success in their professions, engagement in the society, and high quality services to human beings. The institution pursues the above mission through educational and research programs that integrate a broader liberal education with focus on particular disciplines in the art and science as well as in business, education and engineering. Today, the institution has a population of 3,637 undergraduates and the institution sits on a 22-acre piece of land in New York City. The main focus of the institution’s culture include excellence in teaching, respect, and honor of human dignity. But the college also strives for a reflection towards faith and its relation to human beings, emphasis on the ethical conduct of its staff as well as its graduates and commitment towards social justice. Apart from undergraduate as well as graduate training, Manhattan College also takes part in adult and continuing education. Through its School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the institution offers a variety of programs designed for adult learners and those that wish to pursue a more profound education, including ESL and Intensive English language programs.
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