Fairleigh Dickinson’s ESL Specialist Certification Program for certified teachers provides an 18-credit concentration that may be applied toward a 36-credit M.A. in education for certified teachers and includes the 18 credits required for a second New Jersey certification as Teacher of ESL.
The New Jersey Department of Education requires a demonstration of oral and written language proficiency in English for ESL certification. Students meet this requirement by taking the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in English through Language Testing International at http://www.languagetesting.com/acad_nj1.cfm.
All candidates who wish to be considered for admission must meet the following criteria:
• Evidence of a standard New Jersey teaching certificate.
• Transcripts with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
• Two letters of recommendation.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools