The field of teaching English to speakers of other languages requires highly specialized training. A teacher needs a background in first- and second-language acquisition theory, language-teaching methodology and linguistic and anthropological analysis in order to be effective in a diverse ESL classroom. The primary focus of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s English as a Second Language Specialist Certification Program is on the language and culture of the United States and effective second language methodology.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's English as a Second Language Certificate Program consists of the 18-credits required for a second New Jersey certification as Teacher of English as a Second Language. These 18 credits may be applied toward a 36- credit M.A. in Education for Certified Teachers degree.
English as a Second Language FDU Graduate Certificate (18 credits)
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s English as a Second Language FDU Graduate Certification Program was developed as an 18-credit concentration that may be applied toward the 36-credit M.A. in Education for certified teachers and includes the 18 credits required for New Jersey Teacher certificate in English as a second language.
EDUC6565 Second Language Acquisition: Methodology and Curriculum
EDUC6631 Assessment in the Second Language Classroom
EDUC6574 Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers
EDUC6584 Computer as a Teacher’s Aide: Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC6661 Behavioral Science for Teachers: The Multicultural Classroom
EDUC6654 Literacy Development for Second Language Learners
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools