Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching

The graduate certificate in Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching is designed for practicing teachers of foreign languages and/or English as a second language. It is offered in tandem with the CARLA summer institute program (with courses usually scheduled the last three weeks of July).

All courses are offered in completely online and blended formats. Formats vary semester to semester.

Admissions information

Currently enrolled students: If you are enrolled in another program at the University, you need to apply to earn this certificate.

Application priority deadlines: April 30

Students pay CARLA registration fees as well as tuition for the courses. Students must register for courses through CARLA first.

For detailed admission information and tuition information on the certificate program, visit our graduate certificate admissions page.

For more information, contact the faculty adviser, Diane Tedick.


Complete six, 2-credit courses during two years of part-time summer study.

Core requirement topics include:

  • Culture as core in the second language classroom
  • Growing learner language: A hands-on approach
  • Using technology in second language teaching

To complete six elective credits, students work with the faculty adviser to select three additional 2-credit classes from CARLA’s roster of summer institutes.

View the curriculum for the certificate in Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching in the course catalog.