Meet the literacy needs of all your students.
This fully online graduate certificate is designed for licensed teachers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching English language learners. It provides you with a theoretical foundation and practical, research-based strategies for culturally responsive, effective teaching in schools with diverse populations.
- Language acquisition and development
- Literacy and literature
- Equity and inclusion
Before completing the program, you'll need to submit evidence of minimal proficiency in a foreign language, equivalent to one semester’s work of approximately 45 class hours. For non-native English speakers, English is considered to be the foreign language.
The program is aligned with TESOL and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the five domains: language; culture; planning, implementing, and managing instruction; assessment; and professionalism, and it meets endorsement requirements for multiple U.S. states.
It is important to check with your state's teacher licensing office, as additional steps may be necessary in order to meet state requirements.