Designed specifically for public school teachers with a Level 1 or 2 instructional certificate, the Online ESL Program Specialist Certification Add-on enhances your qualifications and provides you with an edge in your field.
Ten percent of US public school students are second-language learners, while just
one percent of teachers are qualified to instruct them. The ESL Online Certification Add-on at IUP will enhance your qualifications by preparing you to teach students who are learning English as a second language, allowing you to establish a competitive
edge in your field.
If you’re currently certified to teach in public schools in the US, or are working toward that certification, this 15-credit ESL add-on can be completed online in just two semesters, plus a practicum. In one academic year, you will add to your qualification
and be able to offer teaching expertise in a critical area of need.
English Language Acquisition is listed as a
nationwide teacher shortage area by the US Department of Education. The ESL Program Specialist, Certification
Add-on for Public School Teachers gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
With an estimated 4.4 million English language learners currently in the public school system, IUP can offer you the skills necessary to ensure the success of your students.
All of the classroom work within this certificate add-on is online, increasing convenience for working teachers and current students alike. Students also take an in-person practicum to complete their education.
If you already earned your US teaching certification, this add-on counts as continuing education.
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