Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language in College, Non-Certification

Build on your experience as a second language teacher, supervisor, teacher trainer, administrator, or materials developer, acquiring new skills that can expand your career options. This post-master’s advanced certificate can also serve as a bridge between master’s and doctoral study.

This is a non-certification program for professionals seeking preparation for teaching positions in private and community colleges, elementary and secondary schools, and community organizations, as well as for certified teachers seeking additional coursework in preparation for doctoral study. You must already have a master's degree in order to be considered for admission to this program. 

What you'll learn
  • 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
How you'll learn

Pedagogy and Research Methods
As a student in this program, you'll study methods of teaching foreign languages and take courses in curriculum development and research methods. 

Prepare for a career as a
  • Teacher of English as a second language in private and community colleges, community organizations, and immigrant resettlement agencies
  • Curriculum developer, specialist, or evaluator
  • Researcher, teacher educator, trainer, or program coordinator in governmental and non-profit educational agencies and multinational corporations
For more information about this post-master's advanced certificate program, please contact

Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth