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Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Certificate Program

The Teaching English Language Learners certificate is for teachers in all authorization levels who want to develop instructional strategies to better accommodate students whose native language is not English. With the addition of a practicum, which includes the teaching of a work sample and the passing of the ORELA/NES ESOL exam, the concentration can be added to an existing Oregon or Washington license as an additional endorsement.

Kick off the new year with new knowledge! Begin this certificate program on January 6th so you can complete it and add an endorsement to your teaching license by the start of the 2020/2021 school year.

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Step 1 of 3: What type of student are you?

Step 2 of 3: What would you like to study?

Step 3 of 3: Get info about this program

Yes! By submitting this form I ask to receive email, texts and calls about degree programs on behalf of Concordia University-Portland, and agree automated technology may be used to dial the number(s) I provided. I understand this consent is not required to enroll.
NEXT START DATE
January 6th
MODALITIES
Campus
Hybrid
Program Length 45 Weeks
Credits 15 Credit Hours
Cost Per Credit $697
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* Up to $1,000
NWCCU
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Updated curriculum
Curriculum is up-to-date and relevant
Respected
Concordia is one of the most respected names in learning today
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20,000-strong alumni network

Program Goals

Upon program completion, successful candidates will also demonstrate:
  • ESOL.I.1 – Expertise in the utilization of new methods and strategies to evaluate language proficiency of ESOL students.
  • ESOL.I.2 – The ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies for students from a variety of backgrounds, languages and abilities.
  • ESOL.EF.1 – Develop or refine an awareness of, appreciation for, and responsiveness to classroom and societal diversity with an emphasis on culture and language.
  • ESOL.EF.2 – Demonstrate characteristics of moral leadership through professional roles and responsibilities as an advocate for ESOL students.
  • ESOL.LT.1 – Demonstrate knowledge of and apply skills in collaboration practices related to ESOL needs.

REQUIRED COURSES

Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Certificate (15 Credit Hours)

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS
  • EDEL 531 - Strategies and Materials for Teaching English-Learners (3)
  • EDEL 532 - Linguistics (3)
  • EDEL 533 - Language and Culture in the Classroom (3)
  • EDEL 534 - Language Acquisition (2)
  • EDEL 535 - Assessing English-Learners (2)
  • EDEL 537 - ESOL Practicum (2)

Courses can be taken on campus or as a combination of on campus and online.

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