Bridge Graduate Certificate in English as a second language (online)
Leads to state endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL). Requirements can be completed as part of a graduate program leading to a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in ESL.
Applications should be submitted at least three weeks before the start of the semester
Applicants for this program must have a valid Michigan teaching license.
For the grade band endorsement, it is a total of 30 credit hours, which includes the endorsement courses (21 credit hours, please see below), as well as three elective courses (three credits each) at the 6000+ level in the College of Education. (Note: Grade band refers to the certification level such as K-8, 6-12 or K-12.)
For the K-12 endorsement, it is a total of 33 credit hours, which includes the endorsement courses (24 credit hours, please see below), as well as three elective courses (three credits each) at the 6000+ level in the College of Education.
|LED 6510 Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar||3|
|LED 6580 Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching||3|
|LED 6520 Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I||3|
|LED 6555 Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching||3|
|BBE 6850 Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education||3|
|RLL 6700 Second Language Literacy Development K-12||3|
|LED 6565 Assessment in Language Teaching||3|
|BBE 5500* Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education||2|
|TED 5900* Post-Certification Clinical Experience||1|
*Additional course for K-12 endorsement
The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program coordinator
Teacher Education Division
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