As the number of linguistically and culturally diverse students grow in Pennsylvania and across the nation, so does the critical work of preparing teachers to educate second language students. MIU IV is a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved provider for the English as a Second Language Program Specialist Certificate. ESL certification is an add-on certificate available to educators that currently possess a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II teaching certificate. The ESL certificate program is designed to enable teachers to work effectively in schools with children learning English as a Second Language. Students enrolled in the Specialist Certification Program receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate level credits upon completion of each course. A letter of ESL Training Completion will be issued to each participant who successfully completes the program and demonstrates knowledge of the fundamental concepts and practice of teaching second language learners.
Key Program Features* Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as graduate level credits
* Developed and taught by expect faculty who integrate readings, discussion boards, case study experience and communication and reflection with each course.
* Taught completely online through the MIU IV eLearning Center so it fits into your busy personal and work schedule!
Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV (MIU IV) has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to be a provider of coursework for the Pennsylvania English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist Certificate.
What is the ESL Program Specialist Certificate?
The Pennsylvania ESL Program Specialist Certificate enables public school teachers who are currently certified and teaching in the state of Pennsylvania to work with English Language Learners in their school. This credential is not valid for teaching English abroad.
Who can enroll?
Teachers who hold a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II certificate.
Professionals who are committed to improving educational opportunities for English Language Learners.
Fluency in a second language is preferred but not required.