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Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

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SHSU’s Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

Program Overview

The Second Language Instruction certificate is designed for national and international in-service teachers who work with students learning English as a second or foreign language in elementary, secondary, university, or adult education programs. It includes training in theoretical and applied linguistics, second language teaching methodology, and the cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment. For more information about the certificate in Second Language Instruction or the M.Ed in International Literacy, email internationalliteracy@shsu.edu.

The certificate requires completion of the following coursework:

  • BESL 5301 Applied Linguistics for Classroom Teachers
  • BESL 5302 Social, Cultural and Language Influences on Learning
  • BESL 5303 Teaching English as a Second Language: Oral Language
  • BESL 5304 Language Acquisition and Development for Bilingual and ESL Programs

This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Length 12 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
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