This certificate is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, theory-based course of study for initial licensure candidates and provisionally-licensed teachers. It is intended to assist students in developing a reflective stance toward practice and to enhance their ability to address critical issues in language and learning. It also intends to advance their fundamental understanding about language, technology, pedagogy, and culture, as well as issues related to diversity in schools and in society at large.
This graduate certificate may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.
Praxis Core or equivalent and demonstrated proficiency in the certificate language are prerequisites for admission.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 27
Students must earn a B or higher in all coursework.
|EDCI 516||Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research||3|
|EDCI 520||Assessment of Language Learners||3|
|EDCI 560||Methods of Teaching in Foreign/World Languages||3|
|EDCI 684||Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Languages in PK-12 Schools||3|
|EDRD 620||Reading/Writing in Foreign/World Languages||3|
|EDUC 511||Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts||3|
|EDUC 537||Introduction to Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners||3|
A six-credit, 15-week daytime internship is required for completion of the state-approved licensure program.
|EDCI 790||Internship in Education||6|
Both elementary and secondary school placements are required. Two options are available to meet the needs of most individuals:
- Placement Internship: One semester, daytime internship in the classroom of a cooperating teacher. Intern assumes co-teaching and independent teaching responsibilities.
- On-the-Job Internship: Available only to students who are employed as full-time foreign language teachers who are teaching the certificate language in an accredited school.