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This program provides the opportunity to become certified to teach English language learners in the K – 12 classroom. Once you have your teaching certification you can add this valuable certification. 

The new 12-credit curriculum includes coursework that meets the needs of students from diverse multicultural backgrounds and now includes all requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

This program is designed to be completed online and in one year (fall and spring semesters). It includes embedded fieldwork opportunities in each of the four online courses, allowing teachers to gain valuable knowledge by connecting theory to practice while working with diverse student populations.

Some key features of the program: 

  • You will study the relationship between cultures and effective teaching strategies for all students. 
  • Cognitive stages of language development, basic linguistics, and the structure of English will be introduced as you develop competency in the integration of TESOL and PDE standards. 
  • You will understand the impact that being a non-native English speaker has on the learning process and socialization in the classroom. 
  • An emphasis is placed on the teacher’s respect and appreciation for culture and language. 
  • Goals will be achieved through class lectures, discussions, research, presentations, and practical application projects. 

Courses are eligible for Act-48 credit. 

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Required Courses

ESL 553 Assessing English Language Learners (3 cr)*
ESL 556 Second-Language Acquisition and Language Development (3 cr)*
ESL 558 Approaches to Educating English Language Learners (3 cr)*
EDU 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3 cr)
* 20 hours of fieldwork are embedded in ESL 553, 556, and 558 for a total of 60 hours. This component of the course is face-to-face.

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