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USC Upstate’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

SSEC photoThe USC Upstate Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed for K-12 school personnel who wish to advance their professional development and enhance their knowledge and expertise in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) but who are not seeking a master’s degree.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ESOL program is offered in a 12-consecutive month sequence. The fall and spring courses require practicum experiences in which candidates must work directly with speakers of other languages ei­ther, in after-school or weekend programs, to meet course expectations.

Though the rotation of courses will remain constant, graduate candidates may elect to complete their program at a slower pace, as long as the program is completed within three years. Courses towards the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate are presented in the suggested order , but you may begin your coursework anytime throughout the year if necessary.


Selected ESOL Lesson Plans from Our Students

Elementary - ELA - Rhyming 

Elementary - Science - Bats