Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, P.B.C.


UNC Greensboro’s post-baccalaureate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages requires 18 credit hours and is intended for those with a bachelor’s degree in any field and documented evidence of having studied a foreign language. The curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of those who are currently teaching or desire to teach language-minority adults and children to understand, speak, read, and write English in a variety of community, educational, and business settings.

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Program Distinctions

UNCG School of Education (SOE) is recognized as a top graduate school of education by U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Graduate students in the School of Education benefit from hands-on learning that is woven throughout our programs and co-curricular opportunities. This certificate is ideal for students interested in research work alongside faculty members on cutting-edge studies and innovation projects, providing them first-hand experience with discovering solutions to pressing social and educational issues.
  • Through the coursework and field experiences, teacher candidates have the opportunity to apply their learning in a variety of instructional settings.

After Graduation

  • This certificate program is designed for teacher candidates interested in working with multilingual children and adult learners in settings other than K-12 public schools. 
  • Career examples include: K-12 Teacher in Non-Public School Settings, English Instructor in Community College/Language Institute, School District Administrator, and English Teaching positions outside the United States.

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