Penn State Harrisburg offers the ESL Specialist and Leadership Certificate program online to PreK-12 educators and to candidates in the Master's in Teaching and Curriculum Program, who may be interested in obtaining the ESL certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The focus of the program is on preparing educators to meet the needs of English language learners in the culturally and linguistically diverse PreK-12 classroom.
An ESL certificate for undergraduate education students is available as an optional certification to accompany their degree programs in Elementary Education (PreK-4 or 4-8) or Secondary Education in English, Math, or Social Studies.
This program is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
Degree Conferred: Post-baccalaureate certificate only