Mississippi College

Earn your Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate

Mississippi College’s Department of Modern Languages focuses primarily on acquainting students with a culture, a language and a literature other than their own; providing language majors with the skills and knowledge necessary for effective communication in a second language; and providing training for those who plan to continue their language study in order to enter professional fields that require a mastery of a second language.

We also recognize, however, that our students aren’t the only ones challenging themselves to learn a second, non-native language. That’s why we’re very proud of the ESL program in Mississippi College’s Department of Modern Languages. Our expertise in teaching students how to master another language translates perfectly into the unique Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages graduate-level certificate program.

Are you a currently certified Mississippi teacher interested in helping your non-native English speaking students? It’s time to learn more.

Choose your focus

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate program is designed for educators who have an interest in teaching English to non-native English Speakers. This 12-credit hour interdisciplinary program covers linguistics, teacher training and pedagogy, research, and multicultural understanding – incorporating the departments of modern languages, education, English and communication.

Students complete this 12-hour program through four 3-hour courses:

  • The Multicultural Classroom
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Methods and Curriculum Design

This certificate program meets the required guidelines for an add-on endorsement by the Mississippi Department of Education for English as a Second Language.

The MC experience

Mississippi College cares about its students. That’s why, as a bonus, the college offers a 30% tuition reduction for all current, qualified K-12 teachers.

You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of our evening courses. With our convenient scheduling, you can receive your ESL training in Mississippi and still manage your other daily responsibilities, whether that is a full-time job, children, school activities or other extracurricular activities.

If you are searching for colleges in Mississippi or are interested in teaching certification programs or teaching degrees, contact Mississippi College today for more information.

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