Graduate Certificate in Transformative Practices for English Language Learners
Concordia University – Portland

Program Details

If you want to show that your knowledge, skills, and dedication to education go beyond the ordinary, it’s time to consider a certificate program. Earning a graduate-level certificate from Concordia University–Portland will set you apart — and put you ahead. Concordia offers a range of certificate programs designed for working professionals interested in deepening their understanding of a specific subject area, teaching discipline, or set of competencies. Taught by experienced practitioners who stay current on the needs of today’s classrooms, schools, and communities, Concordia’s certificate programs will connect you with peers equally committed to the success of their students — and their own success. Concordia's non-licensure/non-endorsement certificates can be completed fully online in less than eight months. 

If you’d like to develop better instructional strategies for accommodating students whose native language is not English, Concordia’s Transformative Practices for English Language Learners is the ideal certificate program. Providing opportunities to master best practices in instruction and assessment, this online certificate program will also help you understand the linguistic and cultural elements of learning a language along with current issues in the field of English to Speakers of Other Language (ESOL).


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Work History Form
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Statements of Intent
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of Kentucky.