Online Educating Multilingual Learners Graduate Certificate
Arizona State University’s 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.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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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, universities, organizations and businesses serving linguistically diverse populations. In this certificate program, you’ll learn skills for assessing language use and content area knowledge. You’ll also gain a strong foundation in supporting language acquisition for multilingual learners.
This educating multilingual learners graduate certificate is 15 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 may already be working with diverse populations, such as refugees or immigrants in nonprofit organizations, or students of all ages in academic or professional settings.
Does this multilingual certificate lead to teacher certification?
No. This educating multilingual learners certificate program doesn’t lead to teacher certification and isn’t 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 give you a competitive advantage with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective educator for multicultural students. Individuals looking to become TESOL certified may be interested in ASU Online’s Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Multilingual education certificate courses
Earning a graduate certificate in multilingual education is a great way to stand out against the competition. Through your coursework, you’ll gain skills in language and literacy development, pedagogy, culture and context and advocacy for multilingual learners. Courses may include:
Education for Social Transformation
Language, Policy and Power: Past and Present
Linguistics for Educators
Methods for Educating Multilingual Learners
Sociolinguistic Issues in Bilingual Education
What can I do with a certificate in multilingual education?
Jobs for graduates with this certificate in multilingual education can vary across industries, from education to corporate training and even policy-making. Throughout your studies in this certificate program, you’ll broaden your multilingual and cultural expertise for future advancement in a variety of fields.
Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.
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