Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Program Director: Dr. Elizabeth Campbell
The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language requires 21 hours of course credit. The certificate prepares teachers who work with learners who enter schools with a language other than English.Program Highlights:
- Provides a certificate endorsement program for elementary and secondary teachers who have met initial licensure requirements.
- Many of the required courses are offered online.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:
- Student pursuing the graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language are eligible for federal financial aid providing they take at least 4.5 hours (1/2 time enrollment) in a semester.
- Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
|Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders||Standard Occupation Code|
|Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors||25-3011|
|Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1124|
Standard Time to Completion: 2-3 semesters.
|Curriculum: 7 courses | 21 credits|
|CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area
CISL 550 Second Language Acquisition
CISL 551 Linguistics for ESL
CISL 552 Intercultural Communication
CISL 653 Methods and Materials for ESL: Language Development
CISL 654 Methods and Materials for ESL: Literacy Acquisition
CISL 655 ESL Practicum for Teaching ESL
Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $250
Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (December 2010-August 2011):
NOTE: On-Time Completion Rate is the percentage of students who graduated between December 2010-August 2011, who completed this program in the normal completion time.
- Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 13
- Number of certificate-only students completing: data incomplete
- On-Time Completion Rate: note this is a 21 credit hour program
- Job Placement Rate: data incomplete
- Median Loan Debt: data incomplete
Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:
- Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate on the application form.
- Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)