Certificate of Graduate Study in English as a Second Language
The Certificate of Graduate Study in English as a Second Language is designed to accommodate teachers, educational technicians, and other holders of baccalaureate degrees who do not want to complete all of the requirements for a master's degree but who wish to obtain foundational knowledge in English language learning. Students who complete the certificate program receive official transcript recognition of their work and a certificate from the Literacy Education program. Certificate completers are able to plan effective instruction for English language learners and may earn state endorsement in ESL if other requirements are met (hold provisional or professional teaching license, pass Praxis II ESOL exam).
Total Required Credits: 15
EDU 557 Teaching Writing to Multilingual Learners or
EDU 558 Content Based Curriculum for English Language Learners
EDU 559 Aspects of Reading for Multilingual Learners
EDU 561 Aspects of the English Language
EDU 562 Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
EDU 563 ESL Testing and Assessment
For course descriptions, please click here: http://usm.maine.edu/sehd
Criteria for admission include successful completion of a bachelor's degree and an interest in English language learning. To earn a certificate, students must complete 75 percent of the required coursework at USM, and earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course.
May 1 for fall matriculation, October 1 for spring matriculation, and March 1 for summer matriculation.
Candidates should submit all application materials to the USM Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300 by the application deadline.
Application must include:
- Application for Certificate Program, including a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee;
- Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
- Current resume;
- Personal statement; and
Acceptance to a certificate program does not constitute acceptance to a master's or post-master's certificate of advanced study program. Applications for degree status must be made under separate cover.
NEWS FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS
It's not too early to think about summer. Online class search available now. Registration begins March 3. Check out our summer registration flyer!
Open House for Prospective Graduate Students
Monday, March 10
Abromson Center, USM Portland
FMI: Visit the Graduate Admissions website
Scholarship Opportunity for students enrolled in SPY 627 for spring. Visit Literacy's Financial Aid link for more information.