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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate Program in English as a Second Language Teaching

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Advisors: Virginia David, Hsiao-Chin Kuo, Selena Protacio, Susan Piazza

This graduate level certificate program is designed to prepare educators to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners in K-12 schools. Graduates of this certificate program will be eligible for the Michigan Department of Education’s ESL endorsement upon completion of one additional course (TEL 6220).

This program is designed to meet the needs of teachers who:

  • Are interested in becoming ESL teachers (requires MDE ESF endorsement),
  • Want to meet both the language and content needs of their English Language Learners,
  • Want to teach in schools with a significant population of English Language Learners,
  • Desire to become a district ESL coach or coordinator (requires MDE ESL endorsement),

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and prior teaching experience
  • Initial teacher certification for those who are seeking the ESL endorsement
  • One page statement explaining applicant interest in this certificate/endorsement program
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • Meet University requirements for graduate level admission

Program Requirements

Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 21 credits of course work for the graduate certificate and total of 24 credits for the Michigan Department of Education’s ESL endorsement. An overall program grade point average of 3.0 or better is required to continue in this certificate/endorsement program.

The required courses for certificate/endorsement include:

Choose an elective from one of the following courses:

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