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English as a New Language Certificate

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- Dr. David Wright, President

 

About the Program

The certificate in English as a New Language (ENL) is designed for licensed teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of teaching experience, and seek Indiana certification in English as a New Language (P-12).

The 18 credit-hour certificate in ENL identifies knowledge and skills based on current TESOL standards and develops candidates to engage in inquiry, research, dialogue, team learning, reflection, problem-based learning, collaboration, and standards-based assessment from a comprehensive P-12 perspective. The certificate satisfies Indiana’s program of study for an ENL endorsement, P-12. One or more courses may be used for inclusion in the Indiana EL Teacher of Record rubric. Clinical or field experiences are required.

This program is a pathway for training for those who need to take the Indiana ENL assessment. In addition, this program is open to candidates from all states and countries; these candidates are responsible for determining how the Indiana endorsement could be applied to a license issued by another state or jurisdiction. This could include teachers and leaders in the following schools: International schools, ACSI schools both stateside and overseas, charter, and private schools.

 

Outcomes and expectations associated with developing master teachers as World Changers are:

  • Leading curricular change. Candidates are proficient in curriculum development and implementation; knowledge of curriculum and subject matter is used to create positive change in classrooms, schools, and districts.
  • Implementing instructional effectiveness. Candidates are proficient in the knowledge, dispositions, and skills needed for effective teaching; effective teaching results in successful student learning.
  • Managing classroom learning. Candidates manage the classroom learning environment to create success for all students.
  • Practicing reflective assessment. Candidates manage their continued learning and professional development through continuous reflection about their teaching knowledge, dispositions, skills, and practices.
  • Building learning networks. Candidates create professional partnerships to create learning opportunities for themselves and their students.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
18 Total $470 / credit hour $470 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program with specialization courses. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

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Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

Required Courses

EDEL-510,EDEL-520,EDEL-530,EDEL-540,EDEL-550,EDEL-560

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the English as a New Language Certificate. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Teaching Certificate Programs are as follows:

    1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
    2. An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
    3. Candidates need:
      • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license. The following state licenses/permits are not accepted: Emergency, Provisional, Transition to Teaching, Career Specialist, Substitute, Temporary, or Workplace Specialist.
      • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
      • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successfully complete the program requirements.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Provide evidence of a passing score for the required Indiana licensure exam.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the English as a New Language Certificate program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.