Online English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate

ASU‘s online graduate certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) prepares you to teach English language learners in a variety of settings, including U.S. schools.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

Details

The program caters to English teaching professionals in a wide range of roles, including new and experienced teachers, administrators, policymakers and community workers.

As a graduate student, you will gain strategies for developing ESL skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. You will leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. and context of past and current policy towards ESL. You will learn specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, knowledge of various program models, and a stronger foundation in supporting ESL students’ language acquisition.

This 18-credit hour certificate program consists of 6 classes. The graduate certificate can be completed within a two-year period while concurrently pursuing an online graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate. This program does not lead to teacher certification and there is no requirement that students entering the program hold a teaching certificate or seek to obtain one.

A Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language is also available.

Featured courses


BLE 511: Foundation of Language Minority Education


BLE 520: ESL for Children


BLE 522: Literacy/Biliteracy Development


BLE 529: Language Assessment and Evaluation of ESL/BLE Students


BLE 535: Sociolinguistic Issues in Bilingual Education


BLE 537: Language Structure and Acquisition


BLE 561 Parental Involvement in Language Minority Education Programs


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Foreign language teachers

Adult literacy teacher

Translators

Speech-language pathologist

Career/technical educator

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

One of the best teacher’s colleges in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

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