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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults English as a Second Language


Educators and professionals in varied disciplines and settings gain strategies to promote successful instruction of adults who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Coursework explores adult learning theory, concepts in second language acquisition, and established ESL instruction techniques such as the communicative language teaching (CLT) approach. Students examine basic approaches and best practices for planning lessons, designing assessments, evaluating adult ESL learners, and creating effective, culturally respectful learning environments. Techniques apply to diverse settings including those where instructors and students do not share a common language. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Adult Learning with a specialization in Teaching Adults English as a Second Language.

Certificate Requirements


  • 12 total semester credits

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification


This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults English as a Second Language program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.