Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction
The Second Language Instruction certificate is designed for national and international in-service teachers who work with students learning English as a second or foreign language in elementary, secondary, university, or adult education programs. Courses include training in theoretical and applied linguistics, second language teaching methodology, and the cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment.
This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University.
This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate in Second Language Instruction must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
|Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction|
|BESL 5302||Soc Cult Lang Infl On Learning||3|
|BESL 5304||2nd Lang Acquisition & Develop||3|
|BESL 5311||Applied Linguistics in ESL/EFL Settings||3|
|BESL 5313||ESL / EFL Methodology||3|
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.
The Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
- Culturally responsive teaching skills
- Best practice instructional skills
- Lesson design and planning
- Curriculum development
- Working with cultural and linguistically diverse families