The English as a Second Language (ESL) program specialist certificate at Point Park University is an 18-credit program that provides instruction in the areas of second language acquisition, methods of instruction for English language learners, literacy development, assessment of English language learners and multicultural diversity.
Offered primarily in a Saturday format, this program can be completed in one calendar year (three semesters). To obtain the ESL certification, students must already hold a Pa. instructional certificate. Graduates of the program will gain a broad scope of knowledge about English language learners and their unique needs, as well as a greater awareness of the national and local trends in ESL education.
The courses in the ESL program specialist certificate program include:
- Human Diversity Issues
- Second Language Acquisition
- Methods for Teaching English Language Learners
- Assessment and Support for English Language Learners
- ESL Practicum
New Fall 2013: Tuition discount
Starting fall semester 2013, Point Park University is providing a tuition discount for all certificate and master's degree education programs. This tuition discount is approximately 34 percent below the standard rate for the master's degree programs and 27 percent below for the certificate programs.
New and returning education certificate and master's degree students will receive this lower tuition rate as follows:
- Discounted cost per credit: $520
- Discounted cost for a 3-credit class: $1,560
For more details on tuition and fees at Point Park for 2013-14, please visit our tuition and fees page.
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