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ESL Program Specialist Certification Program


This program of studies prepares individuals who have a Level I or Level II instructional certification to teach non-native speakers of English to become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.


Teachers and educators are provided the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills to earn certification as an ESL Program Specialist to support English Language Learners in K-12 classrooms. 


Course No. Title Credits
EDU 4568 Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms 3.0
EDU 4562 Applied Linguistics 3.0
EDU 4520 Teaching English Language Learners 3.0
EDU 4590 Assessment and Analysis 3.0
EDU 4564 Program Design and Resources 2.0
EDU 4566 Current Issues and Trends in Teaching ELL 2.0


Note: The required 60 hours of required field experiences are embedded across the program courses.

Maximum of 3 credits completed within the last 5 years.

  1. The Rosemont College Certification Officer will recommend the candidate for certification after successful completion of the ESL Program Specialist program and evidence that the applicant has an Instructional I or II certification.
  2. The candidate must complete the required PDE application for certification and pay the appropriate fee to add the ESL Program Specialist K-12 to their instructional certificate.