Join the leading community of New York State TESOL professionals by becoming a member of NYS TESOL.
Connect. Develop. Expand.
- Discover new & effective classroom management techniques you weren’t exposed to in grad school
in professional development workshops, conferences and events, which
may enable you to maintain your New York State K-12 Professional
- Figure out what you can do for that student who’s passed the NYS Regents but not the NYSESLAT
- Explore new strategies for preparing students for standardized tests
- Find out how you can more effectively help students with learning disabilities
- Keep on top of the latest trends in SLA and teaching methodology
- Learn how to incorporate the most current technology into your teaching
- Gain insights on how to apply for grant funding
- Get practical tips on how to write proposals, publish, present and get tenure
- Become a mentor, helping colleagues to explore new career paths
- Access TESOL employers and job opportunities in New York State
- Advocate for students
- Share your ideas
*subject to your school district's approval.
For more information, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/maintaincert-prof.html
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
- Annual Conference
Attend NYS TESOL’s biggest event of the year—the annual conference. Network with colleagues, enhance your knowledge, and develop your skills through one of our many workshops, lectures, demonstrations and discussions. Members receive a significant discount on registration.
- One-day Mini Conferences (ODMACS)
Participate in our Regional or Special Interest Group (SIG) conferences. Share strategies, techniques, and materials with colleagues. Members receive a significant discount on registration.
Gain professional development experience by mentoring a colleague, serving on a committee or volunteering at a conference. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and contribute to the field.
Share your research, successful teaching strategies, and materials with colleagues from around New York State. Enhance your professional credentials by presenting at one of NYS TESOL’s well-attended conferences.
Write for NYS TESOL's well-respected publications, Idiom, and NYS TESOL Journal. Contribute your ideas to the community of TESOL professionals in New York State.
- Job Postings
Members can access information about job opportunities in K-12, adult and higher education teaching, training, administration, and publishing.
- Mentor Program
Are you a K-12 instructor who’s thinking about teaching adults part-time in the evenings? Are you considering getting K-12 certification and want to know what it’s like to teach in the public schools? Are you thinking about going on for an advanced degree, but you’re not sure how it will affect your employability? Get help from one of our knowledgeable and caring NYS TESOL mentors, who can provide you with answers to many of your career questions. The Mentor Program is for members only.
NYS TESOL supports a number of awards to those members who have made a significant contribution to the field.
Connections to Colleagues
Network with colleagues from your locale through One-Day Mini Conferences (ODMACS), newsletters, workshops and other events.
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Discover an alternative approach to a problem, a new strand of research, or a fresh way to assess, teach, or create materials through our Special Interest Group (SIG) One-Day Mini Conferences (ODMACS), newsletters, workshops and other events.
- Listserv (electronic mailing list)
Are you stumped by a grammar issue? Have you heard about a proposed policy that is going to affect English Language Learners? Do you have a great idea for teaching vocabulary in a math class? Join in on NYS TESOL’s listserv, where professionals share their questions and answers to the most burning topics in our field today.
Having a Voice in the Professional TESOL Community of New York State
Contribute to our field by serving on a NYS TESOL committee or the executive board. Get involved in developing workshops, planning conferences and communicating with members from across the state.
Join other members in the organization’s advocacy efforts for English Language Learners (ELL’s) and their families.
Make your voice heard by voting in NYS TESOL elections.