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Schools need more certified ESL teachers nationwide

 

According to Brookings Institute, "English learners (ELs) is the most rapidly growing subgroup of public school students across the United States—the number of ELs grew by roughly 60% over the past decade. ELs currently account for nearly 10 percent of all students nationwide and has consequently transformed the demographic composition of U.S. schools.

In addition, EL students lag far behind their native English peers in school outcomes. The achievement gap between current EL and non-EL students in fourth-grade reading and in eighth-grade math is about 40 percentage points.  

 

Request to be an ESL eAdviser for your State, Education Service Agency (BOCES, Intermediary Units, etc.) or school district. We provide experienced ESL eAdvisers (teachers with experience working with ELL's) with the tools and content to certify colleagues and teachers enrolled in the ESL Program Specialist Certification from Global Classroom.

There are six courses in ESL Program Specialist Certification. All courses are developed to National Standards and can be used towards Level II Teaching Certification and graduate credits to certify teachers to teach in a classroom with English Language Learners (ELL's)

  1. Developing Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity | learn more

  2. Language Acquisition | learn more

  3. Literacy Acquisition | learn more 

  4. Observing and Planning Instruction to ELL Students | learn more

  5. Implementing and Managing Instruction to ELL Students | learn more 

  6. Assessing ESL Students | learn more

Pricing for teachers to attain their ESL Program Specialist Certification:

Registration fee for all 6 courses is $2,400 | no other fees |
Save $720 off single course pricing of $520

Teachers have the flexibility to fast track the program in six-to-eight months. Teachers have up to three years to complete their ESL Program Specialist Certification. 

School District Pricing - $2,000 per teacher with 4 or more teachers


No Child Left behind mandates that every classroom with English Language Learners (ELL) has to have a certified ESL teacher

FAQ's

Qualifications to become an ESL eAdviser: 

ESL certified teachers, teaching in a classroom with English Language Learners are qualified to become an ESL eAdviser. eAdvisers are compensated for every student enrolled in the program.  Call 888-936-2686 to become an eAdviser

Approved ESL Certification Program:

Designed and built to National Standards. For teachers interested in working with English Language Learners (ELL's) and want their Level II graduate credit ESL Program Specialist Certification

About Global Classroom:

*Official provider of ESL certifications. The largest provider in Pennsylvania of ESL Program Specialist Certification approved by PDE as a certification
and for 18 graduate-level credits. Over 1,000 ESL certifications earned by Global Classroom students. 

Federal Law:

          Federal law defines a "limited English proficient" student as a student:

  • who is aged 3 through 21;
  • who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;
  • who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;
  • who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and
  • who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency; or
  • who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and
  • whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual —
    • the ability to meet the State's proficient level of achievement on State assessments;
    • the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
    • the opportunity to participate fully in society.