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You want to help multilingual students learn English so they can excel academically or support non-English speaking clients in their workplaces. Or maybe you've got your sights set on teaching English overseas. Either way, we can help you prepare for a career in working with multilingual learners and teaching English to children, adolescents, or adults.

To give you the preparation you need, this graduate certificate program requires a minimum of 12 hours of coursework. But because only one course is required—Second Language Acquisition—and three are electives, you’ll have the ability to customize your studies based on your particular interests. These courses cover topics such as multicultural society, global context, programs and policies, curriculum, linguistics, teaching methods, and family and community engagement. With the courses you choose, you can tailor your certificate depending on whether you plan to teach children, adolescents, or adults, or if you are a health provider or other professional. We’ve also designed this certificate to help you meet certain goals. If you’re an undergraduate student with a high GPA, you can take four graduate English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, earn this certificate while also earning your bachelor’s degree, and then count your coursework toward a future ESL master’s. Or if you have dreams of teaching English abroad, this certificate can get you started on that path.

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100% Online

This program can be taken completely online.

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Dr. Josephine Prado

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