Teacher Leadership in Bilingual/ESL Instruction Graduate Certificate

The number of second language learners in the US typically doubles every 10-12 years.  These students need the kinds of effective programs in which research has shown result in higher academic achievement.  This certificate will provide tools to teachers for the development of exemplary dual language programs in their classrooms.  Contact Dr. Chris Green at Chris.Green@tamuc.edu.

Certificate Requirements:

Coursework must be completed at A&M-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for the certificate.  Twelve semester hours from the following (no substitutions):

BLED 501 GLB/Theoretical Foundations of
Bilingual/ESL Education
BLED 510 Dual Language Assessment
BLED 597 Special Topics
3 hours from:
BLED 502 Social and Academic Language Development
for Bilingual Learners
BLED 512 Social and Academic Language Development
in English for Bilingual Learners

Required Documents for Admission:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards the bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).