The online Graduate Certificate in Teaching ELL from Valley City State University provides in-service teachers with the cultural and linguistic pedagogy needed to address the ELL needs of teachers in both North Dakota and other states. Courses cover topics in:
Authentic Assessment Strategies & Evaluation of ELLs
Methods of Teaching English & Academic Content to ELLs
Second Language Acquisition
Foundations of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Putting Theory into Practice (ELL Teaching Practicum)
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from each college or university attended
Three letters of recommendation
A written statement of professional goals in light of the applicants’ philosophy including a description of their preparation in the field of education
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Students residing outside of North Dakota should check if this program is available to be delivered where they live, as it may include learning experiences that require additional authorizations in certain states that VCSU may not currently have.
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