Certificate in
Special Education

certificate Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s online Certificate in English Language Learning program will equip you to teach English as a Second Language in less than a year. An online certificate is a unique academic award that requires less time and fewer credits than an undergraduate or graduate degree. Designed for K-12 teachers in multicultural contents, you will graduate with methods and materials to empower bilingual learners.

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can truly set you apart with a certificate that can open the doors for you to work in an overseas context as an ESL instructor.

How will a Certificate in English Language Learning advance my career?

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you as an ESL teacher or administrator to assess learners and design curriculum. Your certificate will prepare you to serve as in potential roles such as:

  • K-6 School Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • Interpreters and Translators

What distinct courses will I take?

To earn an undergraduate Certificate in English Language Learning, you will take various courses such as:

  • ELL Methods and Materials
  • Curriculum Design
  • Assessment
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Cross Cultural Communication

How long will it take me to complete this certificate program?

This program is 18-credit hours. You could complete this degree in as little as 12 months when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as taking one 3-credit hour course over a 7-week term, with 6 terms per year.

What about accreditation?

ORU’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality (OEQA). ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.


How much does this cost?

Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.

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