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Endorsement and Certification Programs

Adults working together in the classroom.

In partnership with the Bucks IU, Wilson College is starting two new cohorts.  The courses being provided will offer a blended format of face-to-face meetings and online assignments every other week, and they satisfy all Instructional Level II and Act 48 requirements.   

  • Date: Classes begin the week of August 26, 2019 and run through December 13, 2019 
  • Time: Each cohort will determine day of the week and time
  • Place: Bucks County (Bucks IU facilities in Doylestown or Perkasie)
  • Cost: Tuition is $1500 per course
  • Credits: 3
  • Act 48 Credits: Register with your PPID number in the designated field and Wilson College will report your Act 48 hours when the course is completed/final grade posted

Please register early as all courses are tentatively scheduled pending adequate enrollment.  

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Program

As the number of people diagnosed with ASD continues to rise, demand for teachers and others with some training in the field is also growing. Whether for teachers or others working with people with autism, completing the autism endorsement curriculum will add to their skill set and give them an edge in employment opportunities.

SPE 535-IU22 – Characteristics and Etiology of Autism
For more information, please go to https://www.wilson.edu/autism-spectrum-disorders-endorsement 
To register, please go to https://www.wilson.edu/autism-endorsement-course-registration-form

This course will explore the characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout their life span. Students will also explore key theories and scientific hypothesis regarding the etiology of ASD.  

English as a Second Language Certification Program

The English as a Second Language Certification Program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are currently certified to teach in grades PK-12. The program is based on the premise that successful teachers will need an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, a mastery of current theory and an understanding of research-based practices and technology to move from being good teachers to becoming great teachers. The main focus of the Wilson program is to hone teaching skills through research and classroom practices, thereby fostering teaching excellence and teacher leadership.

ESL-560-IU22 – Language and Culture
For more information, please go to https://www.wilson.edu/master-teaching-english-speakers-other-languages-tesol
To register, please go to https://www.wilson.edu/tesol-course-registration-form

This course focuses on the interconnected relationship of language to culture, including exploring issues of cultural identity, acculturation and resistance, ethnocentrism, medial diffusion, and language study.

Questions or Assistance

Please contact the Wilson College Graduate Education Programs Office

Dr. Eric C. Michael, Director of Graduate Education Programs
717-264-4970  eric.michael@wilson.edu

Norma Snider, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Education Programs
717-262-2045  norma.snider@wilson.edu