Acquire the Skills to Instruct English Language Learners
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[This program is currently undergoing revision, and will be offered again beginning in summer 2017.]
In this certificate program, you’ll prepare to teach English as a foreign language. You’ll study language acquisition theory, explore the latest research on teaching methods and learn to manage and organize your classroom and your classroom activities.
Note: This professional certificate is not equivalent to an endorsement or certification to teach in Washington state public schools.
If you do not meet these requirements, please contact us to discuss your case.
If you are a non-native speaker of English, it is recommended that you have one of the following minimum scores to participate in this program:
* No sub-score below indicated number.
To enroll in this program, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed Internet connection.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this program
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.