Certificate: English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Program Description

The English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate program is designed for certified teachers. It builds skills related to language, culture, instruction, assessment and professionalism that are relevant when working with English language learners. The curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Department of Education ESL Program Specialist Standards and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Standards. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Susan Morris-Rutledge

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)

Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly  NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Curriculum

Course Credits
EDU 704  Foundations of ESL Education 3
EDU 709  Sociolinguistics 3
EDU 712  Content-Based ESL Instruction 3
EDU 713  Language Acquisition and Development  3
EDU 714  Language Assessment 3
EDU 719  Supporting Second Language Learners, Families and Community 3
Total 18

Program Notes

  • ESL courses require field experiences.
  • This is not an initial teaching licensure program. Pennsylvania requires initial licensure before the ESL program specialist certificate can be added on. 

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate/certificates/education/esl/index.aspx