Educators who wish to teach abroad require a specific skill set and understanding on international education. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Internationally will give you the opportunity to explore concepts and theories of global education systems, including those that support English language acquisition. You will develop an understanding of how to adapt instructions to meet the needs of diverse students, and evaluate worldwide educational systems and models of bilingual education and language development.
Basis of Admissions
A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.
Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.
International Education Concepts and Theory
Students will explore concepts and theories of education systems around the world, including the cultural and historical bases of these systems and the spread of educational trends across the globe. Alternative theories and definitions of development, as expressed in international education institutions, will be evaluated. Students will be required to consider the challenges of reform and unique practices in international contexts. In addition, students will integrate an understanding of diverse educational perspectives through the evaluation of worldwide educational systems.
Teaching Diverse Students
As the United States continues to experience increasing cultural diversity, today's educators must become proficient in reaching diverse and exceptional students. Additionally, individuals differ in gender, sexual orientation, age, physical, and mental abilities. The purpose of this course is to address the nature of cultural diversity, its sources and importance to educators. Students will understand how to adapt instructions to the needs of diverse students, also taking into consideration epistemological and axiological perspectives unique to each culture.
Foundations of Instruction for Non-English Language Background Students
This course establishes the rationale for English as a Second Language and bilingual education, preparing reflective practitioners and educational leaders to address issues and concerns critically and analytically in the classroom. It provides a comprehensive survey of bilingual/ESL strategies for non-English language background students while expanding the student's understanding of best educational practice. Students will explore models of bilingual education and language development.
ESL and Bilingual Instructional Methods
This course focuses on instructional strategies and methodologies for the bilingual-bicultural student. The course covers teaching oral language and literacy skills (reading/writing) and the integration of culture in reading and writing in the content areas. Students will explore teaching in multicultural context for oral language development, adapting and developing lesson designs and materials, facilitating the reading process, coaching the developing second language writer, and strategies for teaching literature.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $544
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,631
- Program cost: $6,524
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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