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Graduate Certificate - Teaching English Language Learners [ELL]

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Graduate Certificate - Teaching English Language Learners [ELL]

This Graduate Certificate in Teaching ELL provides in-service teachers with the cultural and linguistic pedagogy needed to address the ELL needs of North Dakota teachers and will also meet other state requirements. This certificate provides a path for in-service teachers who already possess baccalaureate teaching credentials and may have M.ED.'s with the necessary coursework to be credentialed an an ELL Instructor.

The program also helps meet the increasing demand for graduate credentials for career and salary advancement. A certificate program meets the needs of those seeking professional development, endorsement, or licensure.


The ELL certificate meets the content standards and credit requirements identified by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board for the ELL Endorsement. In addition, the certificate’s coursework is aligned with the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards for Accreditation in P-12 ESL Teacher Education.
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