Why An ESL Certificate?
- As of the 2004-2005 school year, all teachers who work in ESL programs in the State of Pennsylvania must hold a Program Specialist-ESL certificate.
- The number of ESL students in American schools has risen dramatically in the past two decades and this number will continue to grow.
- U.S. Census indicates that by the year 2026, English language learners will represent 25% of the school-age population in 2026 compared to current 15%.
- You have the opportunity to help your ESL students develop their language skills and at the same time learn about their cultures.