Sep 21, 2021  
ACE Catalog - Volume 32 
  
ACE Catalog - Volume 32

English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate


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Master’s Level Certificate

Certificate Description

The graduate level certificate in English as a Second Language is intended for teachers interested in working with students who are English Language Learners. By applying current research and best practices, educators learn strategies to support students as they learn English and master subject-specific content. All courses in this certificate program can be applied to a M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education at American College of Education.

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of language development and acquisition and cultural and linguistic diversity implement curriculum and instruction for English learners.
  2. Utilize academic standards to guide the selection of content and research-based instructional strategies to deliver the content. 
  3. Develop assessment instruments, select materials, and monitor learning outcomes to enhance the academic development of English learners. 
  4. Establish a culturally relevant environment by incorporating evidenced-based instructional resources, materials and technology. 
  5. Engage in ongoing learning and leadership communities to analyze data and instructional practices and conduct research to enhance understanding of new language learners and their academic and social needs. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual education is to provide students with a working knowledge of the theories of language acquisition, the cultural implications of second language acquisition, the strategies that promote cultural understanding, and the best practices in order to meet the needs of English language learners in diverse educational settings.  

Course List (18 Total Semester Credits)


Illinois Endorsements


Some courses in the English as a Second Language and Bilingual Certificate are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an English as a Second Language endorsement and Bilingual Education endorsement.

  • Courses recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an endorsement in English as a Second Language can be found in English as a Second Language Endorsement . Illinois students must choose course ES 5063   for the English as a Second Language endorsement.
  • Courses recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an endorsement in Bilingual Education can be found in Bilingual Education Endorsement . Illinois students must choose course BL 5063   for the Bilingual Education endorsement. 

Note


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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