Cohort Programs

ESL Specialist Certification Program at the Dixon University Center

Millersville University is an approved provider of the ESL Program Specialist Certification.  Earning the certification will equip K-12 educators with the skills and abilities to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students in inclusive classrooms.

The program uses a cohort approach and consists of 6 courses, delivered in a blended format. The cohort will meet three Saturdays with additional instruction delivered online. Using a blended format, working professionals are given the flexibility to learn at times most consistent with their lifestyle.


  • EDUC 561 Second Language Acquisition: Theory, Programs and Assessment

  • EDUC 562 Methods for Teaching English Language Learners

  • EDUC 563 Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (May complete Summer Institute -EDUC 586-July 16-20 at DUC)  click here for more information

  • EDUC 564 Assessment, Policies, and Practices in Teaching English Language Learners

  • EDUC 565 Language and Literacy Interventions: Clinical Practicum

Persons who have a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II certificate and have enrolled in and completed the Millersville University ESL program are eligible to receive ESL add-on certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

Accelerated Course Schedule:

EDUC 561 begins this Fall 2018 Semester and meets three weekends

Friday, October 26 (Online) & Saturday, October 27 (Dixon Center)

Friday, November 16 (Online) & Saturday, November 17 (Dixon Center)

Friday, November 30 (Online) & Saturday, December 1 (Dixon Center)

Learn more about the ESL Certification

- Dixon University Center (Harrisburg, Pa)

Click Here for Steps to Register

The College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning

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