ESL Program Specialist Certification Add-on (Online)

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    Earn Additional Certification Qualification in Just 15 Credits with our Online ESL Program Specialist Add-on

    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.

    What IUP Can Offer You

    • 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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