English as a Second Language (Grad Certificate)

The graduate certificate in English as a second language prepares students to teach English language learners in a variety of settings, including U.S. schools. The program caters to a wide range of professionals, including new and experienced teachers, administrators, policymakers and community workers. Students of this program gain strategies to assist their students in developing ESL skills in reading, writing and listening and involve the community and families as partners.

The program teaches educators specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, knowledge of various program models and a stronger foundation in supporting ESL students' language acquisition. Students will leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. and context of past and current policy toward ESL. The program provides coursework in English as a second language required for the English as a second language endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education. Students should refer to the Arizona Department of Education website for additional requirements.

Note: This degree is not the same as the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages that is offered through the English department.

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English as a Second Language


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