Online Educating Multilingual Learners Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in educating multilingual learners can propel your career advancement as an educator. In this program, you’ll gain skills to better advocate for multilingual learners in a variety of learning environments.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

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Earn your graduate certificate in multilingual education

A graduate certificate in multilingual education prepares you to educate bilingual and multilingual learners in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, and organizations and businesses serving linguistically diverse populations. In this certificate program, you’ll learn skills for assessing language use and content area knowledge, and gain a strong foundation in supporting language acquisition for multilingual learners.

The educating multilingual learners graduate certificate is 18 credit hours and can be completed within a two-year period while concurrently pursuing an online graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate. Students pursuing this certificate program might already be working with diverse populations, such as refugees or immigrants in nonprofit organizations, or students of all ages in academic or professional settings.

Note: The educating multilingual learners certificate program does not lead to teacher certification and is not designed to lead to a specific endorsement. Certification and endorsement varies by state. If you're already working in an educational environment, this certificate will make you more competitive and will develop the skills and knowledge you need to be an effective educator for multicultural students. Individuals looking to become TESOL certified may be interested in Arizona State University’s Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online degree program.

What is multilingual education?

 

Multilingual education lays a solid foundation for learning and promotes literacy in multiple languages. It facilitates learning in academic subjects as well as knowledge in another language. Learning outcomes are improved as a result of better communication and interaction between teacher or instructor and learner.

Multilingual education certificate courses

A graduate certificate in multilingual education will set you apart from the competition in industry. Through your coursework in our multilingual education program, you’ll gain skills in language and literacy development, pedagogy, culture and context, and advocacy for multilingual learners.


Required

Introduction to Language Minority Education


Required

ESL for Children


Required

Literacy/Biliteracy Development


Required

Language Assessment and Evaluation of ESL/BLE Students


Required

Parent Involvement in Language Minority Education Programs


Elective

Sociolinguistic Issues in Bilingual Education


Elective

Language Structure Acquisition


What can I do with a certificate in multilingual education?

Jobs for graduates with a certificate in multilingual education can vary across industries, from education to corporate training and even policy-making. Students completing this certificate program broaden their multilingual and cultural expertise for future advancement in their fields including:

Education manager

Educational consultant

Instructional coordinator

Instructor

Multilingual or bilingual education specialist

Non-certified teacher

Professional development manager

Program administrator

Student services advisor

Learn from professionals in language education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including applied linguistics, education policy, and curriculum and instruction – 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.

Learn from professionals in language education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including applied linguistics, education policy, and curriculum and instruction – 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.

Multilingual education program requirements

Applicants interested in the educating multilingual learners graduate certificate must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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