English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Certificate

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
TECP 69C Cross-Cultural Education: Professional Learning Community 1 0 1
TECP 73C Field Experience in Education 1 12 5
TECP 86C Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3
TECP 87C Language, Reading, and Literacy in ESOL 3 0 3
TECP 88C Curriculum & Design and Assessment in ESOL 4 0 4
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Curriculum for students entering program in 2016-17.

The Certificate in English Speakers of Other Languages program is jointly administered by the Office of Cross Cultural Education and NHTI Education department and provides candidates with a strong introduction to ESL teaching. This program will prepare interested candidates to work in the ESL community in a variety of community, adult, and overseas programs. While the Certificate Program in ESOL does not directly lead to licensure in teaching ESL in New Hampshire, those candidates who would like to obtain licensure may apply coursework toward the Teacher Education Conversion Program in ESOL.

This program is financial aid eligible.  To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Interested applicants must hold a Baccalaureate degree.
  2. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

People interested in exploring careers in ESOL;

  • People interested in working in a variety of community programs that require background in working with ELL/ESOL learners.
  • Current paraeducatiors (who hold a bachelor’s degree) looking to enhance their skills and possibly move toward a certification in ESOL.
  • Current teachers seeking professional development skills related to working with ESOL learners.
  • People interested in broadening their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of cultural and linguistic differences, language acquisition, literacy development, and reflective instructional practices within the ESL setting.
  • People interested in enhancing the their abilities to develop and use curricular, instructional, and assessment strategies and materials that raise the achievement levels and increase the academic success of English language learners.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

Expected Student Outcomes:

  • To broaden the candidate’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of cultural and linguistic differences, language acquisition, literacy development, and reflective instructional practices within the ESL setting.
  • To enhance the candidate’s abilities to develop and use curricular, instructional, and assessment strategies and materials that raise the achievement levels and increase the academic success of English language learners.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D., Department Head
(603) 271-6484 x4163
Fax: (603) 230-9307
kdunn@ccsnh.edu

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