English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)
If you’re a current school teacher looking to enhance your credentials and make a lasting impact on your students, Creighton University’s graduate certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) is for you!
Creighton offers guaranteed scholarships for all current educators to help support and encourage teachers to continue to their education. See tuition and fees section below for more details.
Join us and learn the unique skills necessary to effectively educate and nurture the children in your classroom whose native language is not English. Our unique curriculum is designed to provide educators with sought after expertise to help develop educational proficiency in students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English.
"Creighton’s ESL program is designed to make “good” teachers, “great” teachers for those students that arrive in classrooms from all corners of the world. This program helps teachers better understand the individual needs of ALL students. It gives teachers the tools they need so they can see maximum growth in English Language Learners who engage in lessons that are built on high interest."
—Jean Hearn, EdD | Associate Professor and Program Director, Graduate School
Creighton’s graduate certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) goes beyond the basics of teaching in English—the program addresses diversity and diverse cultures with an emphasis on the unique differences these students bring to the classroom. Once enrolled in the program you will engage in research, learn to understand, reflect and interact with multiple dimensions of diversity and develop the skills necessary to affectively teach and nurture your students.
FIT ESL STUDIES AND PERSONAL GROWTH INTO YOUR PLANS
We know that a graduate certificate is not a small investment of your time and money, so we make sure that your investment is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your schedule. This 15-credit program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed online in about a year.