ESL Certificate Only
Holders of an early childhood, elementary, secondary certificate, or K-12 teaching certificate may obtain a Second Certificate to teach English as a Second Language at the appropriate grade level by meeting the following requirements:
Certification Tests Effective September 1, 2013
Visit RIDE's Office of Educator Quality and Certification for more information and click the "Certification Regulations and Information" tab to learn more about the licenses for ESL and Bilingual / Dual Language Educators.
Rhode Island College Courses
|Socio-Cultural Foundations of ESL Education||TESL 549: Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education (fall/summer)|
|Theories of First and Second Language Acquisition||TESL 539: Language Acquisition and Learning (spring/summer)|
|Introduction to English linguistics||TESL 541: Applied Linguistics in ESL (fall/summer)|
|Methods for ESL Programs||TESL 546: Teaching English as a Second Language (Prerequisite: TESL 549, TESL 539 or TESL 541) (fall)**|
|Second Language Literacy for LEP Learners||TESL/ELED 507: Teaching Reading and Writing to English as a Second Language Students (Prerequisite: TESL 549, TESL 539 or TESL 541)(fall/spring)|
|Curriculum for ESL Programs and Second Language Assessment and Evaluation||TESL 551: Curriculum Development and Language Assessment in ESL (Prerequisite - TESL 546) (spring)|
|Completion of a 45 clock hour practicum in an ESL program||TESL 553: Internship in English as a Second Language (Prerequisite: TESL 51) (fall/spring)
(Students must apply for the internship the semester prior to commencing the internship)
|Content Assessment||English to Speakers of Other Languages (#0361)
(see the RIDE website for more information)
**Secondary Teachers should take TESL 548: Curriculum and Methods for Content ESL Instruction instead of TESL 546 (Prerequisite: TESL 549 or TESL 539) (spring)
Note: All of the above courses count towards the M.Ed. in TESL. However, you must apply for the M.Ed. in TESL before you have completed three of the TESL courses in order to transfer the courses into the graduate program.
Further information concerning the ESL Second Certificate may be obtained by calling Dr. Nancy Cloud at 456-8789 in the Department of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College.
ESL MASTERS COMPLETION
|INST 516: Integrating Technology into Instruction (3 Credits) January 7 - February 25|
|FNED 561: Latinos in the United States (3 Credits) March 5 - April 30|
|FNED 547: Introduction to Classroom Research (3 Credits)|