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Graduate Certificate in English Language Learner (ELL) Education

Graduate Certificate
Begins every Fall (August) & Summer (May)

  • 20 Credits
  • 1.5+ Years to Complete
  • Online
  • Interact in a Virtual Classroom
  • Deadlines for Lessons/Exams
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
Interested in a career as an ELL, ESL or TESOL teacher?

Online Graduate Certificate in English Language Learner (ELL) Education

The University of North Dakota’s online Graduate Certificate in English Language Learner (ELL) Education prepares you to teach English to speakers of other languages and serve culturally diverse students in K-12 education settings. UND's online ELL Education program has curriculum that is the same or similar to other English as Second Language (ESL) or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate programs.

Completion of UND's online coursework leads to eligibility for the North Dakota ELL teacher endorsement and may completely or partially fulfill ELL, ESL, or TESOL endorsement requirements in other states.

Through online courses and practicum experiences, you will learn to:

As a graduate of UND's ELL Education online program, you will:

Optional Focus in Rural ELL / ESL Education

Because The University of North Dakota serves a large rural region of the country, the degree includes a unique option for you to specialize in rural ELL / ESL education. This optional focus includes:

Online Master’s in English Language Learner Education

As an alternative to the graduate certificate, you may pursue a fully online Master of Education in English Language Learner Education by completing 35 credits of master's degree coursework.