Certification in English as a Second Language

DEGREE OFFERED

Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certification Program in Teaching English as a Second Language Education is designed to prepare teachers with skills, knowledge and attitudes to teach limited English proficient students.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or CEAS
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal statement
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Writing sample to be completed at interview
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants who have been educated abroad and whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 19 credits
  • One course (3 credits) in a foreign language at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Passing score on the appropriate test of oral and written English proficiency. Please call 908-737-3909 or email TESL@kean.edu for more information
REQUIRED COURSES – 19 CREDITS
EMSE 5404 Historical & Cultural Backgrounds of the Limited English Proficient Students 3 credits
EMSE 5420 Basic Theory & Practice of Teaching English as a Second Language 3 credits
EMSE 5810 Systematic Observation & Field Experience in Bilingual/Multicultural Schools 3 credits
ENG 5105 General Linguistics 3 credits
ENG 5120 Language Acquisition 3 credits
ENG 5130 Phonology and Structure of American English 3 credits
ENG 5159 Introduction to ESL Assessment 1 credit

TOTAL OF 19 CREDITS TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors
Please contact:

DR. MICHAEL SEARSON
Hutchinson Hall, J-305
t: 908-737-0550
e: msearson@kean.edu

Updated 2/29/16