Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

English as a Second Language Certificate

24 months
1329 USD/credit 7974 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 7974 USD/year
966 USD/credit 5796 USD/year
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The English as a Second Language Certificate at Temple University  will prepare you to effectively work with English language learners as classrooms across Pennsylvania and the region become increasingly diverse


Through this English as a Second Language Certificate program at Temple University, you will develop a foundation in English usage, linguistic awareness and second language acquisition. Coursework will train you to adapt and develop instructional materials for English language learners, as well as administer and interpret a variety of formative and summative assessments. You’ll become knowledgeable about support services for English language learners while developing cultural awareness and sensitivity.

After completion

Upon successful completion, you will earn the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Program Specialist: ESL Certificate.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Applied Language Study I: Phonology and the Lexicon
  • Multilingual Students' Literacy Development
  • Current Approaches to Teaching English Language Learners
  • Teaching English in a Global Context
  • Designing Assessment and Curriculum for Multilingual Students
  •  Second Language Development
  • Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: Outline your interest in seeking a graduate certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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