Teaching English as a Second Language, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (P-12)

Program Requirements

Complete one of the following–either the initial (75 credits) or the additional certification program (18 credits) as appropriate:

Initial Certification Program

Teaching Field Requirements
Required Courses
APLN 500Language and Linguistics3
or LNGN 210 Introduction to General Linguistics
APLN 524Advanced Structure of American English3
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
APLN 502Sociolinguistics3
or LNGN 230 Language in Society
APLN 532Language and Culture in Minority Education3
or LNGN 245 Language and Culture
APLN 504Syntax3
or LNGN 300 Syntax
Select two of the following:6
Phonetics and Phonology
Phonetics
Phonology
Select one of the following:3
Semantics and Pragmatics
Semantics
Pragmatics
Select four of the following:12
Discourse Analysis
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Pragmatics
Principles of Discourse Analysis
Principles of Second Language Learning
Language and the Mind
Special Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Psycholinguistics
Teaching Methods
APLN 525Methodology of Teaching ESL3
or LNGN 403 Methods and Material of TESL
Total Credits39

Graduate Professional Sequence

Introductory Sequence
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 11
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 26
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area:3-6
Total Credits33-36

 Teaching Methods Courses

Select course(s) according to subject area:
Art6
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Chemistry3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
English4
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
Teaching English as a Second Language3
Methodology of Teaching ESL
French6
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Mathematics4
Teaching Mathematics
Music6
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish3
Teaching Spanish in K-12

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology 101 or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.

Additional Certification Program

Initial Instructional Certification
Students must provide a copy of their initial New Jersey K-5, K-8 or content area instructional certificate.
Additional Certification Teaching Field
APLN 500Language and Linguistics3
or LNGN 210 Introduction to General Linguistics
APLN 520Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition3
or LNGN 325 Principles of Second Language Learning
APLN 524Advanced Structure of American English3
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
APLN 525Methodology of Teaching ESL3
or LNGN 403 Methods and Material of TESL
APLN 529TESL Practicum3
or LNGN 405 Field Experience in Teaching English as a Second Language
Select one of the following:3
Language and Culture in Minority Education
Languages in Contact
Languages of the USA
Language and Culture
Total Credits18