Teaching English as a Second Language program
Teaching English as a Second Language certification is an add-on certificate available to candidates who currently possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate. The 13.5-credit ESL certificate program covers the theory and practice of second language education, the structure and sound of English, the design and assessment of ESL course materials, as well as broader issues in intercultural learning. Completion of the program also includes field-based experiences and a capstone action research project, under the guidance of an ESL Program Specialist. It does not require that the instructor speak another language. Credits earned through this program may be applied toward the Master Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum initial certification or advanced track programs. All candidates are also required to complete field experiences ranging from 10 to 30 hours per course.
This program satisfies PA State of Education requirements for Program Specialist: ESL endorsement. Interstate agreements generally allow applicability across the US; however, prospective candidates outside of Pennsylvania are advised to check with their state authorities to determine whether this program is appropriate for their case.
Please refer to Drexel Online Education for application requirements and deadlines.