Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching English as a second language certification is an add-on certificate available to students that currently possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate. The 18-credit ESL certificate program covers the theory and practice of second language education, the structure and sound of English, the design and assessment of ESL course materials, as well as broader issues in intercultural learning. Completion of the program also includes field-based experiences and a capstone action research project, under the guidance of an ESL Program Specialist. It does not require that the instructor speak another language. Credits earned through this program may be applied toward the MS in the Science of Instruction, or the MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum.
This program satisfies PA State of Education requirements for Program Specialist: ESL endorsement. Interstate agreements generally allow applicability across the US. However, prospective students outside of Pennsylvania are advised to check with their state authorities to determine whether this program is appropriate for their case.
|LING 560||Introduction to Linguistics||3.0|
|EDUC 602||Language Learning & Teaching||3.0|
|EDUC 604||Structure and Sound System of English||3.0|
|EDUC 606||Design and Assessment||3.0|
|EDUC 608||The Intercultural Learner||3.0|
|EDUC 610||Action Rsch in Tchg ELLs||3.0|