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Educating Multilingual Learners (Graduate Certificate)

Prepare to advocate for the unique educational needs of multilingual learners. You’ll gain knowledge and experience in literacy development, pedagogy, culture and context with a certificate in educating multilingual learners.


Program description

The graduate certificate in educating multilingual learners prepares students to educate bilingual and multilingual learners in a variety of settings, including preK-12 schools, colleges, universities and organizations serving and advocating for linguistically diverse populations. 

While the program is an excellent choice for teachers seeking to improve their preparation for bilingual and multilingual learners, it does not lead to teacher certification. There is no requirement that students entering the program hold a teaching certificate or seek to obtain one. 

This certificate program is not designed to address specific requirements of any single state endorsement but may address many components for state endorsements, depending on state requirements.

Note: Individuals who wish to build a career in the field of English language teaching should consider the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages offered through The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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