English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom Certificate

Do you want to better teach the growing number of English-language learners in your classroom? This certificate program will help you make pedagogical decisions about the education of English-language learners while building your confidence working with your English-language learner students.

Teaching English language learners frequently asked questions

Are my courses online or on campus? Courses are offered fully online with some courses meeting synchronously online (at a set time) from 5:30–9 p.m.
When can I start this certificate? Fall, spring, and summer terms
What is the typical time to complete this certificate? Nine to 12 months
How many credits do I have to take? 12 credits
How many courses is the certificate? Four courses. See course details.
How much does it cost? Your cost is calculated by the number of credits you take. For more information on the cost of tuition, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page.

You can apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like and take care of your electives. With the English Language Learners in the Mainstream Certificate, you'll earn credits that you can apply toward a Hamline master's degree in educationmaster’s in teaching (initial licensure), or the K-12 ESL license program.