English Language Development for Academic Literacy
Professional Development Certificate
You can earn the Online English Language Development for Academic Literacy Professional Development Certificate in 2-4 semesters. In addition, all courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education.
This professional development certificate program provides TK-12 teachers and other
education professionals with specialized preparation for developing academic literacy
assessment, curriculum, and teaching methods specifically designed to meet the needs
of English Language Learners (ELLs).
It provides further development in theory and methods for evaluation, development, and implementation of (a) appropriate language assessment, (b) effective instruction to ELLs specific to developing academic literacy in English, and (c) culturally responsive curriculum and teaching strategies.
The English Language Development for Academic Literacy Certificate program is designed for professionals working in programs or classrooms with diverse language learners. Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have experience working with multilingual learners. Once in the program, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in certificate coursework with no grade under a C. Required courses (12 units) include:
All courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education with Concentration in Dual Language and English Learner Education and a Specialization in Critical Literacy and Social Justice (9 unit transfer limit for Global Campus courses).
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