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Graduate Certificate in English as a New Language

If you want the skills to teach English as a New Language courses to diverse learners, this online graduate certificate program at Indiana Wesleyan University was designed for you. With this program, you can complete your English as a New Language certificate in just 12 months while benefitting from a 100% online format. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Certificate in English as a New Language Online at IWU?

There are several benefits to completing your English graduate certificate online at IWU. We provide comprehensive student services, from tech support to tutoring, and full-time chaplains, to help you succeed in this program. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the cost of your education as soon as you begin classes, so you do not have to worry about tuition increases after you start learning.

What Will I Learn in This English as a New Language Certificate Program?

This English as a New Language certificate program is designed to help students build on their current teaching experience to learn how to create inclusive learning environments for students with diverse language needs. Course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Course topics cover language acquisition in classroom instruction, the impact of culture in the classroom, assessment strategies, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

15 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This English as a New Language Certificate Program

Coursework for your online graduate certificate in English as a new language covers how to:

  • Articulate the progress of language acquisition and development and the impact on the educational experience
  • Appreciate how primary culture is crucial in students’ adaptation to new school environments.
  • Create supportive learning environments and implement culturally appropriate activities that promote learning for English language learners
  • Apply formal and informal assessment strategies that include current methods to promote learner development
  • Serve as experts and advocates who support students, colleagues, and other stakeholders to benefit CLD/ENL students
  • Apply Christian perspectives and a biblical worldview to your career, decision-making, and service to your students

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Department Chair in ENL
  • ENL Instructor or Teacher
  • Program Coordinator in ENL

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Submit a signed SILD FERPA Release Form.
  • 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 (ED) 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.
  • 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. *
  • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to students with ENL needs to complete clinical experiences in a P-12 classroom. *
  • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license. *
  • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad. *
  • 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.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.
Clinical Experience Requirements
  • Clinical or field experiences are required.
  • Candidates may complete field experience within their own classroom or school.
Licensure Testing
  • Candidates who wish to be recommended for the Indiana license endorsement for English as a New Language must satisfy all completion requirements and receive a passing score on the required Indiana state English Learner assessment.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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

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