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NYSED Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Program

Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and the NYSED Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) program offer tuition support to eligible applicants. 

  • ITI funding covers 1 three-credit course per semester. You must take courses in consecutive semesters, including summers. You will be given a course sequence which must be followed.
  • NYCDOE scholarship recipients, such as NYC Teaching Fellows or Teachers of Tomorrow, are not eligible to receive New York State ITI funding.

Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) Scholarship and Eligibility Criteria

Determination of ITI eligibility rests with the ITI office, but these are the guidelines that will assist you in deciding whether or not to apply for this funding. 

  1. You are a certified teacher (initial or preferably professional/permanent) working out-of-license with bilingual students in your class. In other words, you should be placed in a bilingual dual language, transitional bilingual education or bilingual special education program. You must currently teach in the native language and English, but you do not have the approved certification to do so. If you teach at the secondary level, you may be a bilingual content area teacher (e.g., social studies, math or science), but not a Spanish teacher.
  2. You are bilingual in a language other than English as well as in English. You must be proficient enough to pass the NYSTCE Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA), the required exam for the NYS Bilingual Education Extension. The BEA includes speaking, reading, writing and listening components in the native language and other content from the bilingual extension courses.
  3. Your administrator (principal and/or superintendent) must recommend you for the ITI scholarship by signing the ITI application and verifying your teaching placement in a bilingual program and stating the need for your credential by providing numbers of students and staff currently at your school.
  4. After obtaining the extension, you must commit to work for two years in a bilingual education setting; otherwise you may be asked to repay the tuition scholarship.

For information about the ITI tuition scholarship and to download the application, go to or call 631-244-4016

Long Island University Tuition Reimbursement Information

  1. You must be fully admitted to Long Island University, becoming a matriculated student, to participate in this tuition reimbursement program. The Westchester Campus handles the admissions process. For admissions information, contact Lisa Dorado at or call her at 914-831-2702.
  2. Please note tuition reimbursement is paid by LIU and ITI upon completion of the course, so a grade must be posted first in order for the reimbursement to be credited to your account. 
  3. You may receive a bill for full amount and should subtract $600 per credit or $1800 per course from the total.
  4. If you are unable to pay the balance in a given semester, you will receive a bursar block and not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

For Consideration and Information

To be considered for this special opportunity, please fill out the questionnaire at:

Please confirm the completion and submission of the questionnaire by e-mailing: Upon receipt of your confirmation e-mail, you will be contacted promptly about next steps.

For any further questions or clarification, use the above e-mail address or contact Dr. Helaine Marshall If you are interested in the Online ITI ESL Certification, contact Dr. Marshall.