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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language, Certificate of Advanced Study

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The Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers, administrators, and other educators who want to pursue advanced graduate study in ESL and related areas. The CAS requires thirty credit hours of graduate coursework beyond the master’s degree, including a capstone experience. Students may design a program to suit their needs for advanced study. The program will vary depending on the master’s degree focus and the goals of the student. Participants will have considerable choice in designing coursework and projects and will work closely with a faculty advisor. Maine endorsement as an ESL teacher, K-12, may be earned through the CAS with careful program of study planning. Please consult your advisor upon admission for details.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 30

For specific requirements please see the TESOL website at

Electives (27 credits):

With advisor consultation, students may select graduate courses in education or other disciplines that relate to their focus in ESL and contribute to their overall plan of study.

Required (3 credits):

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