ESL Certification Program

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    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 18 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. 

    Questions regarding ESL course registration through Frontline? Click here for frequently asked questions

    2020-2021 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 for this course.

      • Instructor: Ms. Charlene Byrd
      • In person classes: June 22-26, 2020; daily 8:00 am – 11:30 am
      • Evening class: October 19, 2020; 5:30-8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: October 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      COURSE TWO: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity - registration is closed for this course.

      • Instructor: Mrs. NancyJean Morrison
      • In person classes: July 13-17, 2020; daily 8:00 am – 11:30 am
      • Evening class: November 17, 2020; 5:30 -8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: November 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      COURSE THREE: Language Acquisition and Development - registration is closed for this course.

      • Instructor:  Dr. Michelle Lee Amodei
      • In person classes: August 3-7, 2020; 8:00 am – 11:30 am
      • Evening class: December 7, 2020; 5:30 -8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm

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

      • Instructor: Ms. Margo Machuga
      • Opening class: November 2, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm 
      • Saturday classes:  November 7, 14, and 21, 2020; 8:00 – 11:30 am
      • Closing class: February 1, 2021; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: January 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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

      • Instructor: Ms. Christine St. Clair
      • Opening class: January 4, 2021; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
      • Saturday classes:  January 9, 16, and 23, 2021; 8:00 – 11:30 am
      • Closing class: March 22, 2021; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: March 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm

      COURSE SIX: English Language Learners, Families, Community, and Professionalism - registration is now open!

      • Instructor: Ms. Suzanne Unger
      • Opening class: February 22, 2021; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
      • Saturday classes:  February 27, March 6, and 13, 2021; 8:00 – 11:30 am
      • Closing class: April 19, 2021; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
      • Online classwork due: April 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm