• ESL for Mainstream Teachers Certificate

    Facing increasing numbers of English-language learners in your classroom?

    Our coursework will help you make pedagogical decisions about the education of the English-language learners you save that will build your confidence and skills working with them in your classroom.

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    Program Overview

    Flexible Structure: Online and on campus offerings
    Time to Complete: 9 to 12 months
    Program Begins: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
    Curriculum: 4 courses, 10 credits
    Cost: View current tuition rates 

    Admission: No application or admission required. Simply register for the introductory course to begin the certificate.



    Required Courses:
    ESL 6610: ESL Learner Mainstream Classroom (1 credit)
    ESL 7502: Language and Society (4 credits)
    ESL 7753: Test & Evaluation Eng Lang Learners (2 credits)
    ESL 7755: Development of Literacy Skills (3 credits)

    Certificate Completion Process

    If you believe you have completed all of the requirements of the ESL for Mainstream Teachers certificate, please request your printed certificate. Your transcript will be evaluated and your accounts checked for holds. Certificates are processed monthly and you can expect to receive it within four to six weeks after your request. Congratulations on your hard work!

    Make Your Credits Count For More

    All coursework in the ESL for Mainstream Teachers Certificate except the introductory course may be applied to Hamline School of Education's K-12 ESL Additional Licensure, Master of Arts in English as a Second Language, or Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) programs.

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue an ESL for Mainstream Teachers Certificate.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.  

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    About the Program

    Close the achievement gap for English language learners. Transform yourself into an ESL leader.

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