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.
Applications should be submitted at least three weeks prior to 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.
Fall semester I
|LED 6555 Integration of Language and Content in Teaching||3|
|LED 6565 Assessment: Language Teaching||3|
Winter semester II
|LED 6510 Second Language Acquisition and Teaching||3|
|BBE 6850 Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual/ESL Education||3|
Fall semester III
|LED 6520 Teaching English as a Second Language/FL||3|
|LED 6580 Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching||3|
Winter semester IV
|RLL 6700 Second Language Literacy Development||3|
|BBE 5500* Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education||3|
*Additional course for K-12 endorsement
Gainful Employment Disclosure
- Program may qualify for Title IV funding under the gainful employment act; please check with the Office of Financial Aid.
- Details on College of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure - Bilingual Bicultural Education.
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