Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (EFL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Prep (Online)

In an increasingly interconnected and global business environment, the demand for English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) teachers is growing rapidly. There has been a 300-percent increase in demand for EFL teachers in countries such as China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Meanwhile, in the United States, there are more than 6.2 million students who need help learning English.

Now, you can earn a graduate-level certificate in the specialty of EFL/ESL instruction. This 12-credit hour program is designed for both new and experienced teachers designed for those who wish to train future EFL/ESL teachers.

The Graduate Certificate in English as a Foreign/English as a Second Language Teacher Prep is NOT the equivalent of a state teaching license nor preparation to earn a teaching license.

If you choose to purse a master's degree in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate programs does not guarantee admission to the master's program.

Certificate Requirements

Major Requirements (12 cr.)

  • L525 Practicum in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (3 cr.)
  • L540 ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment Approaches (3 cr.)
  • L547 Language Policy and Planning (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • A515 Educational Leadership: Teacher Development and Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • L546 Mentorship and Literacy Coaching of EFL/ESL Teachers (3 cr.)

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