Graduate Certificate in TESOL
The Graduate Certificate in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides students with advanced knowledge in the education of ELLs (English Language Learners) of any age. The completion of six TESOL graduate courses awards a candidate a TESOL certificate from the University of North Florida, and qualifies a candidate to apply for the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement to be added to the candidate's existing Florida teacher's certificate. Coursework covers the ESOL domains of linguistics, assessment, culture, methods, and curriculum. You can learn more about the program from the graduate school.
The Whole Child Graduate Certificate
The Whole Child Graduate Certificate emphasizes the professional preparation of students at the graduate levels for a range of careers in education and nonprofits within diverse community contexts. The Certificate's playful learning pedagogy supports literacy, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning as well as social, emotional, physical development, and service learning.
The five graduate courses include study of the child-centered educational models of Montessori, Waldorf and Public Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Students in the Certificate program have an opportunity to work in UNF's state-of-the art Solve, Tinker, Explore, Play (STEP) Early Learning Lab. Additionally, the Early Childhood program's service learning and study abroad opportunities include visits to schools across England and Perugia, Italy, home to Maria Montessori's first laboratory school, as well as a Reggio Emilia school.
The Whole Child Graduate Certificate Coursework may be applied to a graduate degree with a focus in Early Childhood, with the approval of an advisor. For more information, contact Dr. Christian Winterbottom, program area leader firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Katrina W. Hall email@example.com.
Courses reflect the Recommendations for Core Components for Public Waldorf Teacher Preparation from the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education