Fairleigh Dickinson University

University College

English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate


1000 River Road T-KB1-01


Teaneck, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999