English as a Second Language (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Bridge Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language leads to an endorsement to the Michigan teaching certificate in English as a Second Language. Students must demonstrated English language fluency and foreign language learning experience to be eligible for the endorsement. Students who meet these requirements, complete the Bridge Certificate Program and the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area examination will earn the endorsement.

As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their coursework for the Certificate to the Master of Education degree with a major in Bilingual-Bicultural Education and a concentration in English as a Second Language if they decide to pursue that degree after completing the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the College of Education. Additionally, applicants must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate.

The Bridge Certificate in English as a Second Language requires a minimum of twenty-one credits as listed below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Required Courses
BBE 6600Internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching2
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
or LIN/ENG 5730 English Grammar
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
or LIN/ENG 5750 Theories of Second Language Acquisition
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching1
LED 6565Assessment in Language Teaching3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching3
or LIN/ENG 5770 Sociolinguistics
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits21