Multilingual Learner Education Graduate Certificate

Ready to make a difference? Becoming a skilled educator and advocate for multilingual learners.

Our Graduate Certificate in Multilingual Learners equips you with advanced skills to excel in educating multilingual learners, both locally and globally. Whether you're a seasoned educator or exploring new horizons, our program welcomes you.
The College of Charleston is recognized for its commitment to education. Our programs have garnered accolades for their innovation and exceptional faculty. Our courses are designed for educators and aspiring professionals. You will gain a strong foundation in the theories and methodologies essential for effective English language instruction to multilingual learners. Prepare for a rewarding career in teaching, nonprofit organizations, businesses or working abroad with our inclusive and comprehensive program.

Why earn your Graduate Certificate in Multilingual Learner Education at the College of Charleston?

  • Inclusive Education: Our curriculum focuses on creating inclusive and instructional environments for multilingual learners, previously known as ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). 
  • Global Perspective: Gain the expertise to work with English learners not only in your community but also internationally. 
  • Diverse Career Opportunities: This certificate opens doors to diverse career paths, from teaching in public or private schools to contributing to nonprofit organizations or thriving in the business sector. 
  • Hands-On Experience: Benefit from practical experiences that prepare you for real-world teaching challenges. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow educators and professionals in the field, expanding your network and career prospects. 

Careers & Outcomes

Join us at the College of Charleston's Graduate Certificate in Multilingual Learners program and unlock a world of opportunities. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of diverse learners and elevate your career. 

This program fulfills the South Carolina state requirements for add-on multilingual learner certification by coursework. 

How to Apply

The entire application process is online. The documents outlined below are required components of the application. A file is not complete until all documents have been submitted and processed, so read carefully and prepare your application materials in advance of applying.
  • Dates & Deadlines


    • Final: July 1 


    • Final: April 1 


    • Final: December 1 
  • Admission Criteria

    • Application to the Graduate School as a Multilingual Learner Graduate Certificate applicant. 
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, including documentation of graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. 
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.