Oct 20, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

English Language Development for Academic Literacy Certificate


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(SIMS Code: 331996)

Available on-site as an advanced certificate concurrent with a master’s degree at San Diego State University or online, this certificate program provides K-16 teachers and other education professionals with specialized preparation for developing academic literacy assessment, curriculum, and teaching methods specifically designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). The program provides further development in theory and methods for development, evaluation, and implementation of (a) appropriate language assessment, (b) effective instruction to ELLs specific to developing academic literacy in English across proficiency levels, and (c) culturally responsive curriculum and teaching strategies. The program is designed for professionals working in programs or classrooms with diverse language learners.

Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to those who hold a current teaching or administrative credential. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained in certificate coursework with no less than a grade of C in any course.

Required Courses (12 Units)


Nine to 12 units completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better may be applicable to the Master of Arts degree in education with concentration in dual language and English learner education. For further information, contact the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, 619-594-5155.

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