Adult Education and English Language Teaching Graduate Certificate

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Do you want to teach adult post-secondary language education in government and industry programs, either domestically or worldwide? You will learn specific competencies that will be demonstrated throughout the certificate program. These competencies include developing and evaluating appropriate teaching practices, identifying education policies to assist in developing language proficiency, identifying the role of language and culture, and developing the ability to compare and contrast sociological, psychological, and physiological factors that characterize adult populations. When this certificate is added to an appropriate Master’s program, it also provides the demonstrated competence in English language learning in U.S. intensive English language programs.

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Certificate Overview | Cost & Financial Support | Adult Education Faculty | Admissions Information | Initial Registration Requirement

Certificate Overview

Required Courses – 6 hrs
  • Nature of Adult Education
  • Teaching the Disadvantaged Learner
Elective Courses – 6 hrs

Select from:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Issues in English as a Second Language
  • Applied Linguistics in English as a Second Language
  • Assessment in English as a Second Language
Adult Education Courses 
Curriculum Model

Cost & Financial Support

Adult Education Faculty


Admissions Information

Current Auburn Graduate Students

  • Notify the certificate coordinator of your intent to pursue the graduate certificate prior to completion of degree program.
  • Request admission to the certificate program.

Non-Auburn Graduate Students

Initial Registration Requirement

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.