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Post-Baccalaureate English as a Second Language Certification (ESL) Certification (Online)

This program is designed to meet the high demand for ESL teachers in New Jersey through this exciting online program. 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 valid STANDARD New Jersey Instructional Certificate in education. This program can be finished in a calendar year if attending full time.  

All 21 credits taken in this program can be transferred into the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction program! 
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 the 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.

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Post-Baccalaureate English as a Second Language Certification (ESL) Certification (Online)

Program Length: 45 weeks

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 45 weeks

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*
$22,200 for tuition and fees
$3,000 for books and supplies
Other Costs
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money
The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Requirements
Program meets licensure requirements in:
New Jersey

Additional Information

Date Created 4/26/2019
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