English as a Second Language

​ESL Program Specialist Certification

CAIU provides a series of PDE-required courses for English as a Second Language Program Specialist certification. Courses are offered for either Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or graduate credit (through Shippensburg University) for teachers who wish to add ESL Program Specialist to their current certification. ESL program specialist certification is required to teach ESL classes. Please note that all participants, whether taking CPEs or graduate credits, must register on 48 CARATS.

CAIU will again offer graduate classes for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist Certificate. Participants in these classes are required to complete all six (6) of the three-credit courses to obtain the ESL Program Specialist Certification: 

ESL 1: Introduction to the Teaching English as a Second Language 
ESL 2: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity 
ESL 3: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction 
ESL 4: Language Acquisition and Development 
ESL 5: Assessment and Support 
ESL 6: English Language Learners, Family, Community, and Professionalism 

These classes will begin in the fall of 2015. For more specific information view About the ESL Program Specialist Certificate Program; for class dates, view the ESL brochure:

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Registration is available on 48 CARATS

Cheryl Rudawski
Curriculum Specialist

(717)732-8400, Ext. 8639

Linda L. Long
Bilingual Education Advisor