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Add-On Licenses

We offer pathways for add-on licensure in Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL). The 12 credit, four course sequence in the English as a Second Language program leads to a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ESL and provides the theoretical and practical knowledge related to language acquisition for teaching diverse bilingual/multilingual students including English language learners in various academic contexts. The Special Education pathway is a non-degree program comprised of 6 credits of coursework that provides coverage of the competencies required for a moderate disabilities license. This pathway is designed for teachers who hold an initial license or for students in the MAT-Initial program.

English as a Second Language - 12 credit certificate program

Take this 4 course sequence that provides the background needed for a certificate in English as a Second Language. You'll gain foundational knowledge in language acquistion, as well as sociolingusitic issues in teaching English as a second language. 


  • EDU 554 - Field Experience Methods and Materials for Language Teaching
  • EDU 555 - Current Sociolinguistic Issues in TESOL
  • EDU 556 - Language, Culture, and Linguistics
  • EDU 557 - Theories of Language Acquisition

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

Special Education - 6 credit non-degree program

Take a 2-course sequence that allows you to add a Special Education endorsement to your existing (or in-process) initial license in a core academic area. Licensure in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12 can be added on an Initial License in Elementary, English, History, Biology, Physics, General Science, or Math.


  • EDU 548 - Classroom Management for Mildly and Moderately Disabled Students in Inclusive Settings
  • EDU 549 - Diagnostic and Remedial Assessment for Mild and Moderately Disabled Students

For more information, contact Traci Almeida