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Education: ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) Online
The non-degree endorsement program for bilingual/bicultural certification from Rutgers University is designed for individuals who possess a New Jersey standard teaching certificate in mathematics, science, social studies, or elementary education and who wish to earn the English as a second language and bilingual/bicultural endorsements.

About

The non-degree endorsement program for bilingual/bicultural certification from Rutgers University consists of seven courses (21 credits) and does not, by itself, lead to an academic degree. Candidates will be recommended for the ESL and bilingual/bicultural endorsements upon completion of the 21-credit program and then will have the option of continuing in the Ed.M. program.

The Rutgers University Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of education. The creation of knowledge about teaching and learning is central to our mission. We seek to ensure that all children and adults have access to high quality educational programs. As such, our work addresses the cognitive, social, organizational, cultural, linguistic, developmental, and policy dimensions of education. Our instructional programs are designed to produce graduates who become effective educational practitioners, transformative educational leaders, and accomplished educational researchers. Our partnerships and service contributions focus on New Jersey but extend to both national and global communities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bilingual-Bicultural Education
  • Language and Culture
  • Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Foundations of Language
  • Academic English in Content Areas
  • ESL Secondary School Methods
  • Introduction to ESL/Elementary School Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    21 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Along with the application, the applicant must submit the following credentials:

  • A photocopy of a New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or CEAS.
  • Official academic transcripts of all undergraduate studies. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants are not usually admitted with a GPA of less than 3.00 in their most recent degree.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • A personal statement that briefly describes an experience with English language learners and bilingual students and explains why the applicant wishes to enroll in our non-degree ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural Certification Program.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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