Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Graduate Certificate)

Enhance your academic and professional profile with an understanding of how technology can be used to facilitate language learning. Develop a solid theoretical understanding of computer-assisted language learning activities and the skills for implementing them in the language classroom.

Program Description

Certificate Awarded: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate program in computer-assisted language learning focuses on the application of technology in foreign language teaching and research.

The program teaches the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies. Students learn how to use technology effectively to facilitate instructed second language acquisition. The program also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum and provides them with the tools necessary to teach language courses in either a hybrid or distance learning environment.

At a Glance: program details

Degree Requirements

Required Core (6 credit hours)
APL/ENG/SLC 557 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3)
APL 558/SLC 510 Computer-Assisted Language Learning Praxis (3)

Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
For restricted electives, students select a second language acquisition course with department approval.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned from a regionally accredited institution a bachelor's or master's degree with a major or minor in foreign language study, English or English education.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. personal statement
  4. resume or curriculum vitae
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of their current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the U.S. on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with this certificate can confidently move into academic, business and international fields. Skills developed through this program are valued for teaching and research positions or work in the public or private sectors.

Career examples include:

  • distance learning coordinators
  • educational technology teachers and professors
  • foreign language or TESOL teachers and professors
  • instructional coordinators
  • instructional designers and technologists
  • technology for language learning consultants
  • training and development specialists

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