Rider’s English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Endorsement programs allow working teachers to gain new skills and help English language learners become fluent in the English language. Both programs combine theory, research, fieldwork and practice.
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ESL Education Endorsement
For educators already certified in another specialization who want to add the endorsement as an ESL teacher to help English Language Learners become fluent. This is a streamlined, rigorous and sequential program of teacher preparation.
Bilingual Education Endorsement
The Bilingual Endorsement program introduces educators to the different laws, programs and approaches in the classroom that use the ELL's native language as a resource for instruction.
Certificates and endorsements explained
Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.
Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs
Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall
kpierce [at] rider.edu
Academic Focus: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education
Professor of Spanish
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Fine Arts Building
mvillalobos [at] rider.edu
Academic Focus: Undergraduate Teacher Education