ESL Certification Program

  • The AIU is pleased to offer a blended model for the 18 credit ESL certification program. This program will include online classwork, face-to-face class meetings and field experience. The courses are taught by ESL professionals currently working in the field and supervised by the ESL program director.

    Each course is three credits and requires 10 hours of field experience per course. Participants in the program are encouraged to consider how they can work field experience hours into their current employment situation before beginning the program.  The cost for each course is $499. 

    The ESL Program Specialist Certificate is an add-on certificate to another instructional certification. 

    The AIU’s ESL Program has partnered with Carlow University in order to offer a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Carlow University will accept all 16 credits (six courses) of the ESL Specialist Certificate.  

    Questions can be directed to the ESL supervisor, Gina DeMarco Wall at gina.demarcowall@aiu3.net.

    Please find the course schedule below and click on the course title to register. 

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    2019-2020 ESL Certification Course Calendar

    Each summer course will consist of:

    • 10 hours of field experience
    • 17.50 hours of face-to-face classroom instruction (one week)
    • 15 hours in the online classroom
    • 1 evening class of 2.5 hours


    COURSE ONE:  Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - registration is closed

    • Instructor: Charlene Byrd
    • In person classes: June 24-28, 2019; daily 8:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Evening class: October 22, 2019; 5:30-8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: October 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    COURSE TWO: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity - registration is closed

    • Instructor: NancyJean Morrison
    • In person classes: July 15-19, 2019; daily 8:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Evening class: November 12, 2019; 5:30 -8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: October 25, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    COURSE THREE: Language Acquisition and Development - registration is closed

    • Instructor:  Dr. Kimberly Huster
    • In person classes: July 29- August 2, 2019; 8:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Evening class: December 9, 2019; 5:30 -8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: November 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    COURSE FOUR: Observing, Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction- registration is now open!

    • Instructor: Margo Machuga
    • Opening class: October 28, 2019; 5:30 – 8:00 pm 
    • Saturday classes:  November 2, 9, and 16, 2019 8:00 – 11:30 am
    • Closing class: February  3, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: January 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

    COURSE FIVE: ESL Assessment and Support - registration is now open!

    • Instructor: Christine St. Clair
    • Opening class: January 6, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday classes:  January 11, 18, and 25, 2020; 8:00 – 11:30 am
    • Closing class: March 23, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

    COURSE SIX: English Language Learners, Families, Community and Professionalismregistration is now open!

    • Instructor: Suzanne Unger
    • Opening class: February 24, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday classes:  February 29, March 7, and 14, 2020; 8:00 – 11:30 am
    • Closing class: April 20, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Online classwork due: April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm