Did you know that there are over 5 million English learners in the United States?
Are you prepared to teach them and work with their families? This program will enable
you to learn about and implement instructional strategies to help English learner
students succeed academically.
The program provides four courses. The courses help prepare teachers for the Praxis
II ESOL examination, which in Maryland can lead to ESOL certification. In addition,
this PBC provides a lead into the graduate reading program because all of the courses
are already a part of the existing graduate reading program. If students choose this
route, they would leave with reading specialist and ESOL certification. However, they
could use this PBC to apply to other master’s degree programs, such as our leadership
or technology programs; or, they could simply complete this PBC to gain the background
knowledge needed to work with English learners and their families using the WIDA standards.
View certificate requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
Why Towson University?
- Fully online program
- Provides latest research-based information that is also practical
- Coursework from this PBC can be applied towards a master’s in reading, leadership,
For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan
debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.