Teaching English Learners Graduate Certificate

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 100% online 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 Graduate Certificate 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 Graduate Certificate to apply to other master’s degree programs, such as our leadership or technology programs; or, they could simply complete this Graduate Certificate 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

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Program Advantages

  • Fully online program
  • Provides latest research-based information that is also practical
  • Coursework from this Graduate Certificate can be applied towards a master’s in reading, leadership, or technology