Normal Program Completion Time: 10 Months
This program is offered online.
Students pursuing a 15-credit online Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) will develop skills in teaching English grammar and syntax, language pedagogy, language acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching methodology, and ESL curriculum and assessment. The program also provides students with both theory and practice to promote culturally and linguistically sensitive educational experiences. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills to teach English language learners, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate English language courses for non-native speakers.
Assessment of student learning outcomes will be aligned with Program Outcomes and reviewed on a 3-year cycle, which will include external assessment through Peregrine Academic Services.
The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or TESOL certification. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.