Certificate of Preparation in ESL Teaching (ESL Program Specialist Certificate)

College of Arts and Humanities
Pre-Certification Area
Admission into the WCU ESL Program Specialist Certificate requires prior and valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Certification in a different academic area. Completion of the program thus allows instructors to add teaching ESL in Pennsylvania public schools to their teaching load.
Required Courses 1
LIN 501Introduction to Linguistics3
LAN 504Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language 23
LAN 575Structure of Modern English3
LAN 569Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) PK-12 23
LIN 540Sociolinguistics3
LAN 576Curriculum and Materials for TESL 23
Total Minimum Credits Required18

 Candidate must inform the Program Director upon completion of the required coursework for graduation clearance.


 Denotes certification courses which require clearances for field.