Certificate for Teachers of English Learners

Welcome to the Certificate for Teachers of English Learners

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Program Application  Application Procedure

The post-baccalaureate Certificate for Teachers of English Learners is designed to offer an option for prospective and current teachers who want to augment their skills for teaching English learners. This certificate program aims at current credential or MA students from other disciplines within the Charter College of Education (e.g., special education, single or multiple subjects) or credentialed teachers already in the field who want to better meet the needs of the English learners in their classes. For those who already possess an MA degree in a related field, the certificate may also meet the requirements to teach English as a Second Language classes at the community college level. Prospective applicants should check with the individual community college to verify requirements. Special session courses may also be offered through the College of Extended Studies and International Programs for English teachers who work in international settings (e.g., Korea).

Admission Requirements: 

  • Applicants must possess a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted and must meet all university requirements for admission to graduate study. 
  • For international students:  Applicants should apply for admission through the College of Extended Studies and 
  • International Programs. A score of 79 or above on the TOEFL IBT (or equivalent) is required. 
  • All matriculated students must pass the WPE (UNIV 400) within two quarters of admission and maintain a “B” (3.0) grade point average for completion of the program.