Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Certificate

Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Certificate

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Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Certificate





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August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Build the foundation to work with learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds and become certified as a teacher of English as a second language in New Jersey. Our fully accredited, 15-credit program emphasizes language, literacy, applied linguistics, and second-language teaching approaches, with hands-on preparation for teaching at different levels. Courses are offered in a hybrid format; most classes run from 5–7:30 p.m. weekly on a weekday evening.

Program Coordinator : Yiqiang Wu, wuyiqian@tcnj.edu


  • full time: 1 year
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • Hybrid
    Hybrid Information


  • teaching English as a second language endorsement


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This program is ideal if you already have your teaching license (New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, standard certification, or the equivalent of standard licensure from outside of New Jersey) and want to be certified to teach English as a second language.


Many graduates teach in U.S. K–12 schools, while others teach internationally. Graduates hold supervisory positions in ESL and bilingual/bicultural education and world languages; work as researchers or curriculum developers; and pursue further studies in areas such as education leadership, international education, elementary education, linguistics, education psychology, and literacy.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application as well as all supplemental documents.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Special Education provides program details, including a typical course sequence.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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