University of North Dakota

Online & Distance Education

English Language Learner (ELL) Education (Graduate Certificate)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in English Language Learner (ELL) Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The University of North Dakota's online Graduate Certificate in English Language Learner (ELL) Education program prepares you to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in K-12 education settings, adult ELL programs, or by teaching English abroad. The part-time, online program is designed for certified teachers or non-certified individuals interested in working with ELL students. 20 credits are required for graduation, with a minimum of the following: T&L 514 – Intro to Multilingual Education (3 Credits) T&L 537 – ELL Methods & Materials (3 Credits) T&L 550 – Assessment & Evaluation of ELLs (3 Credits) T&L 580 – Practicum in Schools: ELLs (2 Credits) T&L 513 – Linguistics for ELL Teachers (3 Credits) T&L 551 – Second Language Acquisition for ELL Teachers (3 Credits) EFR 506 – Multicultural Education (3 Credits) Completion of online coursework meets eligibility requirements for ELL endorsement in most states. Fully online; you will participate in online activities at your convenience. You are NOT required to come to campus at any time. Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!


Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Designed to meet the national Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialty program accreditation standards.

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 20

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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