Available Concentrations 

Concentration in ESOL/ESL Special Education

This concentration offers coursework for students and professionals seeking crossover training in ESL/ESOL and special education.

Concentration in International Special Education (PK-12)

This concentration is designed for pre-service and in-service international teachers and educators who desire additional training in special education. All coursework may be applied to the MEd in Special Education and will count towards Virginia licensure in special education K-12.

Concentration in International ESOL Licensure (PK-12)

This concentration 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.

Concentration in PK-12 for Practitioners

This concentration prepares educators for both domestic and international teaching assignments working with culturally and linguistically-diverse learners. It provides courses for licensed teachers to earn an add-on endorsement in English as a second language (ESL) PK-12, also known as English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). 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.

Policies

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-IETE

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15-30

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

 Students pursuing this graduate certificate may choose from any of the following concentrations:

Concentration in ESOL/ESL Special Education (EESE)

Total credits: 18

The concentration may only be pursued on part-time basis.

Coursework

EDCI 516Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research3
EDCI 519Methods of Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners3
EDCI 520Assessment of Language Learners3
EDSE 501Introduction to Special Education3
or EDSE 540 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum
EDSE 503Language Development and Reading3
Select one from the following:3
The Inclusive Classroom
Elementary Reading, Curriculum, Strategies for Students Who Access the General Education Curriculum
Secondary Curriculum and Strategies for Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum
Total Credits18

Concentration in International Special Education (PK-12) (ISED)

Total credits: 15

This concentration may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

Coursework

Students must earn grades of B or higher in all coursework. Most coursework has some field experience component.

EDCI 776Consultation Collaboration in Diverse K-12 Settings3
EDSE 501Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 502Classroom Management and Applied Behavior Analysis3
EDSE 540Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum3
EDSE 627Assessment3
Total Credits15

Concentration in International ESOL Licensure (PK-12)(INEL)

Total credits: 30

This concentration may be pursued on part-time or full-time basis.

Coursework

Students must earn a B or higher in all coursework.

EDCI 510Linguistics for PreK-12 ESOL Teachers3
EDCI 516Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research3
EDCI 519Methods of Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners3
EDCI 520Assessment of Language Learners3
EDCI 790Internship in Education6
EDRD 515Language and Literacy in Global Contexts3
EDRD 610Content Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-123
EDUC 511Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts3
EDUC 537Introduction to Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners3
Total Credits30

Internship Options

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

Concentration in PK-12 for Practitioners (PK12)

Total credits: 21

The concentration may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Coursework

Students must earn a B or higher in all coursework.

EDCI 510Linguistics for PreK-12 ESOL Teachers3
EDCI 516Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research3
EDCI 519Methods of Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners3
EDCI 520Assessment of Language Learners3
EDRD 515Language and Literacy in Global Contexts3
EDRD 610Content Literacy for English Language Learners, PK-123
EDUC 537Introduction to Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners3
Total Credits21