Teaching Internationally

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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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.

Certificate Courses - 12 credit hours

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Course Description


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

In this course, students will address the nature of cultural diversity, its sources, and its importance to educators. Students will understand how to adapt instructions to the needs of diverse students, taking into consideration epistemological and axiological perspectives unique to each culture. Topics include: multicultural education, diversity, cultural diversity, the achievement gap, and strategies for diverse learners.


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. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Education's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $628
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,884
  • Program cost: $7,886
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors.For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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