Certificate in Teaching English Learners



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Certificate in Teaching English Learners

As the fastest-growing student population, English learners need relevant curriculum and appropriate instruction. The online Certificate in Teaching English Learners program prepares you to face the challenges and opportunities of teaching these students by enhancing your knowledge of language development, cultural factors, ethics and linguistic diversity issues.

This certificate is approved by the Indiana Department of Education for adding the English Learners content area to your existing Indiana teaching license. The program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as leading to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) K-12 endorsement.

Why ACE?

Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


We believe in full transparency with our total cost of attendance. No hidden fees. No surprises along the way.

Total Cost Certificate in Teaching English Learners

Total Tuition

16 semester credits x $235 per credit



$50 Application Fee
$100 Conferral Fee
$640 Technology and Library Fee
(16 Semester Credits X $40 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


Find a plan that fits your budget.

Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

08 Jan, 2024 Term

05 Jan, 2024

Application Due

05 Jan, 2024

Payment Due

08 Jan, 2024

Term Start

12 Jan, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

11 Feb, 2024

Term End

19 Feb, 2024 Term

08 Apr, 2024 Term

20 May, 2024 Term

19 Aug, 2024 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education

3 Semester Credits


Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Students

3 Semester Credits


Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

3 Semester Credits


Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs

3 Semester Credits


Linguistics for TESOL

3 Semester Credits


Certificate Capstone Experience in Teaching English Learners.

1 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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