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Post-Master English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification

This program is designed to meet the State of New Jersey certification requirements for the English as a Second Language Certification for applicants who already have a master’s degree and a valid STANDARD New Jersey Instructional Certificate in education.

Admission Requirements Program Requirements (21 credits)Gainful Employment Disclosure
  • Formal application to Caldwell University’s Office of Graduate Studies
  • Verification of an earned bachelor’s degree through official graduate transcript(s)
  • STANDARD New Jersey Instructional Certificate
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample: In lieu of the statement of objectives on the application, include with your application a 1-2 page typed statement of your goals/objectives for entering the ESL program

ED 516 Linguistics (3)
ED 517 Language Acquisition: First and Second Language Development (3)
ED 518 Methods of Teaching ESL (12-hour field requirement) (Prerequisite: EN 520) (3)
ED 519 Theory and Practice of Teaching English to Non-native Speakers (12-hour field requirement) (Prerequisite: EN 520 (3)
ED 576 Reading Foundations (3)
ED 590 Curricula in a Multicultural Society (3)
EN 520 Structure of American English (3)

Prior to completion of this program, students must pass a state-approved examination of knowledge, Written Proficiency Interview (WPI) and Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Fees are set by the testing institutions. 

Caldwell University OPEDID 002598
Department of Education CIP Code for program: 13.1401
CIP Program Title and Definition Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.  – A program that focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English, and that may prepare individuals to function as teachers and administrators in such programs.
Occupations Related to the program
Normal time to complete program 45 Weeks or 3 Semesters (based on full time enrollment – 9 credits semester)
On-time graduation rate for completers N/A less than 10 students in disclosure period
Total estimated tuition and fee costs $20,895 (21 credits at $995 per credit) $235 per semester enrolled
Book and supplies costs Estimated at $600-$1000 per semester
Room and Board Not offered
Median Title IV Loan Debt N/A less than 10 students in disclosure period
Median Private Loan Debt N/A less than 10 students in disclosure period