• Loyola Marymount University's Center for Equity for English Learners is pleased to offer the Teaching Academic Spanish in Pre-K through 12 Settings Certificate Program for teachers. This is a one year program in Spanish geared specifically for Spanish speakers and teachers in bilingual/dual language programs for the purpose of increasing their Academic Spanish language skills and deepening or refining biliteracy teaching and learning processes. Read more.

  • Our TK/ECE Certificate Program and Professional Practicum Academy provide Transitional Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers with the expertise to create, design, and implement effective learning environments, curricula, and instruction that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for diverse young learners. Read more.

  • The Teaching Mandarin in Pre-K through 12 Settings Certificate offers a 12-unit course of study providing enhanced learning for existing Mandarin teachers who are already credentialed or for non-credentialed heritage language teachers considering a state-authorized teaching credential. This hybrid program includes face-to-face, web-based (simultaneous) and online learning (sequential), and a practicum experience. Read more.

  • Are you seeking distance learning opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills to meet the growing demands for PK-12 biliteracy/multilingual programs?  

    Our Leadership for Equity in English Learner Education provides educators from any linguistic or cultural background, with current research on biliteracy and knowledge in programmatic and instructional issues to increase student achievement and language learning.  Instructional coaches, administrators, and teachers will be equipped as leaders and advocates by this state-of-the-art virtual learning community.   

    Participants will engage in inquiry-based discussions and learning to develop essential leadership characteristics and will be empowered to embrace advocacy roles to support system-wide change necessary to increase equitable access and delivery of biliteracy programs. 

    Read more.

Certificate Programs Page

For nearly 15 years, CEEL has offered certificate programs of study for teachers and leaders working with English Learners and Dual Language Learners. We continue to provide innovative distance learning courses designed for educators working in grades PreK-12 through four signature certificate programs.

Relevant Courses and Flexible Programming

Certificate programs generally consist of three, thematically relevant courses. Participants have the flexibility in taking one or all the courses in a program. To earn a certificate, which is issued through LMU Registrar’s office, a participant must successfully complete all courses in a program. Participants may enroll in as many certificate programs as desired.

Continuing Education/Salary Advancement Credits

Most courses are four (4) semester continuing education units (CEUs). Participants can earn up to 12 semester units of upper division, continuing education credit for completing a full program. Our certificate program courses are offered through LMU Extension.

Interactive Distance Learning

Most certificate program courses are taught virtually, utilizing both synchronous (e.g., live webinars) and asynchronous learning (e.g., self-paced, online sessions). Participants interact with course content, instructors, and fellow educators in a dynamic virtual setting.