Appalachian’s one-year Graduate Certificate in Teaching Emergent Bilingual Populations in the Content Areas provides you with strong grounding in culturally sustainable pedagogy and creative methods for engaging immigrant and refugee in the areas of math, science and multiliteracies.
In North Carolina, about 8% of the student population was born outside the U.S. or speaks a language other than English at home. These students bring rich linguistic and cultural resources to schools, which teachers can learn about and build upon. By participating in this program, you will grow your confidence and ability to create meaningful, inquiry-based, multimodal learning contexts in math and science with a specific focus on multilingual immigrant and refugee youth.
This certificate focuses on the intersections of math, science, and language learning due to lower achievement and participation rates for bilingual students in these fields.
Whether you are a preservice or current classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, or ESL teacher, this certificate will help you grow your knowledge and skills to help young people who are immigrants, refugees, or children of immigrants reach their full potential as multilinguals in K-8 public school classrooms.
Note: This certificate does not lead to North Carolina licensure.
Required Entrance Exam: None
Supplemental Information: Transcripts of all previous college-level academic work and a resume.
Basic Conditions for Consideration of Admission: Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages. With special permission from the Graduate School, a program may admit a limited number of students with exceptional circumstances who do not meet the graduate school minimums.
Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree.
Graduates are working at these and other employers:
This program began Fall 2019. Graduates will be prepared to work at these and other employers:
- Public, private and charter schools across North Carolina and the U.S.
- Social and human service agencies
- Colleges and universities
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1: 4/1
- Summer Session 2: 4/1
- Fall: 7/1
- Appalachian has been training quality educators for more than 100 years and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- All graduate programs at Appalachian have small class sizes, providing intimate classroom interaction and opportunities to develop meaningful professional relationships with faculty.
- You will learn from faculty in Appalachian’s renowned Reich College of Education who are experts in teaching and learning.
- Classes are small, and the program emphasizes opportunities for research and applied field-based projects.
- This certificate is an excellent add-on to the MA programs in Reading Education, Special Education, or Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education programs, allowing for expanded learning and marketability.
- The School of Graduate Studies offers scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to support eligible, full-time, degree-seeking students.
Method of Delivery
- Classroom teacher
- Curriculum coordinator
- ESL teacher
- Adjunct professor
Dr. Shanan Fitts