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English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsements and Certifications
Monmouth’s graduate ESL endorsements teach you various second-language acquisition theories and methods of instruction, including Communicative Language Teaching. With that understanding of how people acquire language, you will be able to discern the best teaching methods for various situations, as well as to develop a sound curricula and resources to help students achieve their learning goals. Programs include:
Monmouth University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsements help you enhance your education and marketability through rich fieldwork and clinical experiences. Courses are taught by our distinguished faculty in online and hybrid formats. You may also choose to apply credits in our ESL endorsement program toward our full 30-credit Master in Education.
After completing the 18-credit ESL or TESOL endorsement, a student can add four classes, or 12 credits, to fulfill the MEd degree requirement. Those classes are: EDL 536 - Curriculum and Design; ED 586 - Bilingual Education; EDL 525 - Multicultural Assessment; and EDL 515 - Advanced Literacy Instruction.
English as Second Language (ESL) (18 Credits)
The ESL 18-credit endorsement program is designed for both the students who apply directly to MAT programs at Monmouth University and certified teaching practitioners who intend to seek such an endorsement as a stand-alone program.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate (18 credits)
The TESOL certificate program is an 18-credit certification program designed for non-certified teachers, including international students who are interested in teaching ESL in a non-traditional ESL setting or overseas.
Bilingual/Bicultural (12 Credits)
The Bilingual/Bicultural endorsement program intends to address the NJ State requirement for bilingual/bicultural endorsement.
Chinese Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (24 Credits)
The Chinese subject endorsement is a 24-credit non-degree program that leads to the New Jersey Teacher of Chinese Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS). It is for candidates with a bachelor's degree who possess 30 credits or more in the Chinese language and culture.
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