Arcadia’s ESL Program Certificate prepares you with knowledge and skills to effectively develop supportive instruction for English Learners
The ESL courses also can be taken as part of an MEd degree program.
Each of the following five ESL Program Certificate courses require 12 hours of fieldwork, either in STS school settings or community ESL classes. Explore each of the course topics below.
Explore the ways that U.S. schools have addressed linguistic diversity, highlighting current policies and program models as well as practices at various points in our history.
This course focuses on multiple forms of assessment utilized with multilingual students and the role of the context and the purpose of communication in linguistic performance.
Focus on the academic language needed for multilingual students to be successful in U.S. schools. You will investigate reading and writing standards and curricula for students in a particular context and the ways that materials might be differentiated for English Learners and English Learners with disabilities.
Address the processes of language learning from a variety of perspectives and gain an understanding of the structure and sound systems of English in relation to other languages and in relation to a variety of teaching strategies.
The course offers a chance for you to synthesize your learning about English Learners, to fine tune a specialized philosophy of education, and to plan and implement lessons that are differentiated, integrated across language skills and content areas, and that include meaningful assessment.
For working professionals seeking graduate degrees or certifications, we offer full-time, part-time, online and options to build your own degree.
Learn more about the cost differences for part- and full-time students and any specialized School of Education program costs.
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