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Advanced Certificate
Teachers of World Language in College
Post-Master’s Study

Not Accepting Applications

To best meet the needs of our students, we have decided to suspend enrollment in the Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Teachers of World Language in College, Non-Certification. We encourage you to explore Bilingual Education (Advanced Certificate), Bilingual Education (PhD), or Teaching and Learning (PhD).

Advance your knowledge of teaching methodologies, curriculum development, and research methods. Build on your master’s degree and your experience as a world language teacher, and gain skills that can increase your career options. This non-certification program is ideal for professionals seeking preparation for teaching positions, as well as for certified teachers preparing for doctoral study.


Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Teachers of World Language in College, Non-Certification

Full-time or Part-time

Throughout your course work, you'll study methods of teaching world languages and take courses in curriculum development and research methods. You’ll focus on studying:

  • Teaching methods that provoke critical thought and inquiry-based learning
  • An understanding of urban educational environments and the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence learning
  • How to develop and implement innovative classroom strategies and curricula

As you expand your knowledge of teaching languages and develop new skills, you’ll open doors for advanced career opportunities including:

  • World language teacher in private and community colleges and community organizations
  • Curriculum developer, specialist, or evaluator
  • Researcher, teacher educator, trainer, or program coordinator in governmental and nonprofit educational agencies and multinational corporations

Core Courses

Based on communicative methods of second language development and a reflective model of teaching, the post-master’s advanced certificate in World Language Education combines core foundation classes with content elective classes. You’ll study methods of teaching world languages, the second language classroom, curriculum development, and research methods. 

A Community of Scholars 

As a graduate student in our program, you’ll be welcomed into a strong, supportive learning community that takes an additive view of language and culture development, and believes that multilingualism is a valuable resource. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field, and are always available to students both through the courses they teach as well as through individual advisement.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please contact Program Director at