Advanced Certificate in English as a Second Language
Dallas Baptist University

Program Details

The online Advanced Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) provides academic and professional training for students seeking the certificate for the sole purpose of teaching ESL on a mission, or it can be used as a concentration or discipline in numerous degrees.  Courses include Second Language Acquisition, Methods in Teaching ESL, and Content Area Language Proficiency Skills.


  • Official transcripts from each institution attended as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • A statement of purpose outlining reasons for seeking admission, answering each question with approximately 150 words, as this is considered a writing sample
  • A current professional résumé

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges