Online Graduate Certificate – English Language Learners (ELL)

Become an expert at improving learning and literacy outcomes for multilingual P-12 students with first languages other than English.

9/3/21 Next Application Due Date
9/20/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover how the online Graduate Certificate –English Language Learners (ELL) from EWU can advance your career

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Broaden your career as a teacher leader in P-12 classrooms and beyond with the EWU online Graduate Certificate – English Language Learners (ELL) program. With multiple start dates a year and engaging coursework delivered in a convenient online format, you can gain the credentials needed for in-demand educational roles in as few as 8 months.

The rigorous curriculum for this online ELL certificate program emphasizes meaningful, student-centered instruction, including pedagogical application of essential aspects of the English language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. You will also complete a portfolio and an internship designed to provide you with practical learning in the field teaching or tutoring students learning English as their second language.

This quality online certificate program joins a legacy of practitioner-focused education programs with a reputation for academic excellence dating back over a century. Empower yourself to achieve more rewarding teaching experiences with a respected online Graduate Certificate – ELL from Eastern Washington University.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • design optimal language learning environments grounded in research related to second language acquisition;
  • assess language learning development;
  • employ a disposition of cultural humility in teaching-related communications;
  • plan instruction that is appropriate for students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds. 
  • design optimal language learning environments grounded in research related to second language acquisition;
  • assess language learning development;
  • employ a disposition of cultural humility in teaching-related communications;
  • plan instruction that is appropriate for students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds. 

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • ELL Teacher
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • ELL Teacher
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • ESL Teacher

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$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Completing your certificate at EWU is more affordable than you might expect

The online Graduate Certificate – ELL program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same affordable rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

Calendar


Don’t miss these important deadlines

The online Graduate Certificate – ELL program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


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We’ve streamlined the online Graduate Certificate – ELL admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.

Admission Requirements:

  • Teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Professional resume

Online Graduate Certificate – ELL Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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Courses


View the courses for your online Graduate Certificate – English Language Learners (ELL)

In order to earn the Graduate Certificate – ELL online, you must complete nine courses (including an internship) for a total of 30 credits.

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines the principles underlying the development of a K-12 school curriculum. With an emphasis on methods of determining curriculum priorities, objectives, scope and sequence, and organizational patterns, as well as an examination of how curriculum design facilitates student-learning opportunities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
An advanced course for students wanting to study current literature on literacy as practiced in a variety of social contexts, as evaluated through a number of critical perspectives. Developing practitioners reflect and discuss the importance of respecting socio-economic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity in the teaching process. Demonstrate knowledge that students’ interests, literacy skills and funds of knowledge are always considered and integrated within literacy practices. Instructional implications will be highlighted so students will develop reflective and sound classroom practice.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides a linguistics foundation and pedagogical application of aspects of the English language including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Contrastive analysis of learners’ languages is included as well as discourse analysis within and across contexts and cultures. Challenges that learners face are addressed through multimodal materials. Learners reflect on their language learning and literacy events across languages.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course provides various theoretical perspectives of second language acquisition, similarities and differences in first and second language acquisition and in child and adult second language acquisition, basic psycholinguistic theory, particularly the role of the brain, memory, and language universals in language acquisition, and both the cognitive and affective domains and cultural influences with analysis of how these impact performance, motivation, and learning in the ESL classroom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Theory and practice in designing, Major 20th and 21st century language teaching methods, strategies, and approaches. Theory and practice in designing, developing, and evaluating ESL or EFL materials for English language learners of different ages and settings.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Review and in-depth study of English grammar and teaching approaches for multilingual and multicultural English language learners in the United States and in other countries. Application of syntax, stylistics, rhetoric, pragmatics and sociolinguistics for teachers’ knowledge base. Review of relevant composition research and theory.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching or tutoring experience in speaking and listening by working with speakers of a language other than English.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching or tutoring experience in speaking and listening by working with speakers of a language other than English.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that includes pieces of their work from courses throughout their M.Ed. or Graduate Certificate programs with the TESOL or ELL Option.

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