Immaculata University is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as a training program provider for the ESL Program Specialist Certificate. Please visit the PDE ESL Program Specialist web page for more information.
Teachers of ESL will learn about, or further develop their awareness of:
the nature of and variation in language in general and in English in particular
the English language learner in terms of language development and support services needed
the principles and practices of second language teaching and assessment
the implications of cross-cultural factors in education contexts
If you are a teacher interested in ESL training, contact the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) program coordinator, Margaret van Naerssen, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have professional training and experience in ESL and related areas, you can make an appointment to review your credentials with Dr. van Naerssen.
If you plan to teach populations other than K-12, or if you plan to live abroad, you may be interested in Immaculata's TESOL certificate.