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*** Please note: Pennsylvania Department of Education ESL Certification Requirements were revised in August 2012. These new requirements have been incorporated into new programs for the Masters of Education in TESOL and Literacy with ESL Program Specialist Certification and the ESL Program Specialist Certification. These new programs are awaiting PDE approval.
Students enrolled in these programs WILL BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
Students must meet with their advisor to confirm certification requirements.
Holy Family University has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer the English as a Second Language (ESL) Pennsylvania Program Specialist Certificate to qualified Pennsylvania teachers.
Candidates for an ESL Pennsylvania Program Specialist Certificate must hold a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Certificate to be eligible for this program. To obtain an ESL Pennsylvania Program Specialist Certificate, the candidate must receive a signed Letter of ESL Training Completion through Holy Family University. This Letter of Completion will be issued when the candidate demonstrates that he or she has developed knowledge of the fundamental concepts and practices of ESL instruction and services.
Demonstrating the required state competencies can be accomplished through two different paths, depending on an applicant’s previous coursework or professional experience.
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