Program overview

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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Certificates and endorsements explained

Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.


Kathleen Pierce, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

kpierce [at]

Academic Focus: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education

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Maria Villalobos-Buehner

Professor of Spanish

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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mvillalobos [at]


Academic Focus: Undergraduate Teacher Education

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