This certificate offers coursework leading to teacher licensure (Virginia) in English as a Second Language. Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to pass an oral and written proficiency assessment in English to meet state licensure requirements and national professional standards.
This graduate certificate may be pursued on part-time or full-time basis.
Pre-requisite for Admission
- Praxis Core or equivalent.
- Six credits of a modern foreign language. Coursework may be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level and does not count towards meeting the total credit hour requirement for the certificate.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 30
Students must earn a B or higher in all coursework.
|EDCI 510||Linguistics for PreK-12 ESOL Teachers||3|
|EDCI 516||Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research||3|
|EDCI 519||Methods of Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners||3|
|EDCI 520||Assessment of Language Learners||3|
|EDCI 790||Internship in Education||6|
|EDRD 515||Language and Literacy in Global Contexts||3|
|EDRD 610||Content Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-12||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. Both elementary and secondary school placements are required.|
|Internship in Education|
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 ESOL teachers and are teaching in an accredited school.