Program Overview

Louisiana Tech University offers English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Program for students who have already acquired their teacher certification and teach children with limited English-speaking ability.  Students enrolled in the program must register for certificate completion at the beginning of the quarter when certificate requirements are completed. This certificate is well suited for individuals who are already in this career field or those who plan to enter the career field.

The English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Program consists of 15 credit hours. Courses that are required to earn this certificate include Curriculum Design for the Multicultural Classroom, English Grammar in ESL, Methods for Teaching and Testing in ESL, Cross-Cultural Communication for ESL, and Diverse Learners.

Any courses completed at another institution may not be transferred into the English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Program. All courses are available online and can potentially be finished in at least one semester. This online learning environment allows students to have a flexible experience and keep their employment status while working towards this certificate.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must hold teacher certification

    School Overview

    Louisiana Tech University is a four-year public doctoral and research school located in Ruston, Louisiana.  The college opened in 1894 as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana and changed its name over the years until 1970 when it adopted the current name.

    Louisiana Tech University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees, and certificates of completion. The school’s colleges and schools include:

    • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Science
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • Graduate School

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Louisiana Tech's Global Campus offers bachelor's and master's degrees online, as well as graduate certificates and certificates of completion.


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