ESL Certificate Only

Holders of an early childhood, elementary, secondary certificate, or K-12 teaching certificate may obtain a Second Certificate to teach English as a Second Language at the appropriate grade level by meeting the following requirements:

Certification Tests Effective September 1, 2013

Visit RIDE's Outside LinkOffice of Educator Quality and Certification for more information and click the "Certification Regulations and Information" tab to learn more about the licenses for ESL and Bilingual / Dual Language Educators.

RIDE Requirements

Rhode Island College Courses

Socio-Cultural Foundations of ESL Education TESL 549: Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education (fall/summer)
Theories of First and Second Language Acquisition TESL 539: Language Acquisition and Learning (spring/summer)
Introduction to English linguistics TESL 541: Applied Linguistics in ESL (fall/summer)
Methods for ESL Programs **TESL 546: Teaching English as a Second Language (Prerequisite: TESL 539) (fall/spring)
Second Language Literacy for LEP Learners TESL 507: Teaching Reading and Writing to English as a Second Language Students (Prerequisite: TESL 541 or READ 534) (fall/spring)
Curriculum for ESL Programs and Second Language Assessment and Evaluation TESL 551: Assessment of English Language Learners (Prerequisite - TESL 546) (spring)
Completion of a 45 clock hour practicum in an ESL program TESL 553: Internship in English as a Second Language (Prerequisite: TESL 551) (fall/spring)

(Students must apply for the internship the semester prior to commencing the internship)
Content Assessment English to Speakers of Other Languages (#0361; 5361)
(Outside Linksee the RIDE website for more information)

**Secondary Teachers should take TESL 548: Curriculum and Methods for Content ESL Instruction instead of TESL 546 (Prerequisite: TESL 549 or TESL 539) (spring)

Note: All of the above courses count towards the M.Ed. in TESL. However, you must apply for the M.Ed. in TESL before you have completed three of the TESL courses in order to transfer the courses into the graduate program.

Further information concerning the ESL Second Certificate may be obtained by calling Dr. Nancy Cloud at 456-8789 in the Department of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College.


Check bulletin, but typically offered

FNED 561: Latinos in the United States (3 Credits)
INST 516: Integrating Technology into Instruction (3 Credits)
BLBC 515: Bilingual Education Issues (3 credits)
INST 516: Integrating Technology into Instruction (3 Credits)
ELED 510: Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications (3 Credits)
FNED 547: Introduction to Classroom Research (3 Credits)
ELED 510: Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications (3 Credits)
FNED 502: Social Issues in Education (3 Credits)
CURR 501: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, and Ed (3 Credits)

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