Program Overview

Lamar University offers a Professional Preparation Program for ESL Education Certification. This degree program requires a completion of 12 credit hours and lasts five weeks. 

To be eligible for the Professional Preparation Program for ESL, applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA undergrad, or 3.0 from the last 60 credit hours. Applicants for the Professional Preparation Program for ESL Education Certification who do not meet the GPA requirement need to complete the GRE and receive greater than 428 for consideration. 

Through a series of four courses, students focus on the nature and structure of language, foundations of ESL education, planning, assessment, and evaluation, and instruction in ESL classrooms.  

Lamar University works to prepare students to become highly skilled in their field of study, culturally aware, and enhance the greater global community. Lamar University strives to prepare students in the Professional Preparation Program for ESL Education Certification to be leaders in their fields.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a 3.0 GPA undergrad or meet the institutional GRE and GPA standard.

    School Overview

    Since its founding in 1923, the well-noted public research institute, Lamar University has continued growing. It serves as a "Military Friendly School," especially through the development of its distance learning programs. Moreover, the accelerated five and eight week terms the online branch of the school has designed eases the learning of adult students juggling coursework and careers. Lamar University is awards Associate's, Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctorate degrees.

    LU Online undergraduate programs offer several different degree options. The University also offers graduate degree and certification programs for those desiring to advance their studies.


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