Bridge Graduate Certificate (B.G.C.) - 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 major ESL.

Important dates

  • Applications should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Prerequisites

Applicants for this program must have a valid Michigan teaching license.

Course Requirements

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.

Fall semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6-9
LED 6555 Integration of Language and Content in Teaching 3
LED 6565 Assessment: Language Teaching 3

Winter semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
LED 6510 Second Language Acquisition and Teaching 3
BBE 6850 Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual/ESL Education 3

Fall semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
LED 6520 Teaching English as a Second Language/FL 3
LED 6580 Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching 3

Winter semester IV

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3-6
RLL 6700 Second Language Literacy Development 3
BBE 5500* Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education 3

*Additional course for K-12 endorsement

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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

Contact

Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program coordinator
313-577-9069
kmcrawf@wayne.edu

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

 

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