English as a Second Language (Grad Certificate)

The most innovative and effective educators stretch. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way---and they find it. Those who attend graduate programs at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that allows them to harness and create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education. These master's degrees and doctoral degree programs prepare graduates to thrive in their careers and take leadership positions in advancing the world's most important profession.

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 course work in the ESL graduate certificate leads to the ESL endorsement in the state of Arizona.

Certificate Offered

English as a Second Language


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