2020-21 Catalogs

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, Language, and Culture programs. 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, or
  • EDU 560 Aspects of Teaching English Language Learners in PreK-12 Schools
  • 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