Designed for students in almost any program throughout the university, the Certificate in English Language Teaching, offered by the Department of Teaching and Learning, equips participants with a foundational understanding of language structure and development and strategies for teaching and working with English language learners beyond the K-12 classroom (in the U.S.).1 Grounded in a socio-cultural perspective, the program provides first-hand practical experience to build language teaching skills, including lesson planning/delivery, curriculum development, and assessment. Upon completion, students will find themselves knowledgeable of the cultural, social, and political complexities of language education, learning and use, and be able to skillfully draw on this awareness in a broad range of international, professional, and teaching contexts. This program is ideal for those who want to develop a solid foundation for teaching English to non-native speakers.
This certificate does not lead to Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification; it is not intended for teacher education students. Students enrolled in teacher education majors (programs) are advised to enroll in courses that lead to Pennsylvania Department of Education certification in Teaching English (ESL) K-12. Students enrolled in a teacher education program leading towards Pennsylvania Instructional I certification (and those who currently hold this certification) should contact College of Education and Human Development advising at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on courses toward Teaching English K-12 (ESL).
Campus Location: Main, Online
Program Code: ED-ELTC-CERT
Undergraduate Advising, College of Education and Human Development
Elvis Wagner, Program Coordinator
Number of Didactic Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12
|TESL 4442||Strategies for Teaching English as an Additional Language||3|
|TESL 4443||Teaching English World-Wide||3|
|TESL 4444||English Language Teaching: Curriculum and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 4441||Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities||3|
|or TESL 3613||Understanding Multilingual Students' Language and Literacy Development|
|Total Credit Hours||12|