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Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Certificate

Applicants who are enrolled as doctoral or master’s degree students at Purdue University.
The courses for the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) K-12 certificate post to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work; however, the certificate does not constitute teaching licensure. Course substitutions are not permitted.

The program uses an online delivery format of five courses. Each course is 8 weeks long; this means that two courses are offered consecutively each semester. Additionally, one course is offered during the summer. Each course also requires students to complete field experiences in a K-12 classroom that enrolls English Language Learners.

There is a three-year time limit for completion of the TELL Certificate Program. This three-year time limit begins with the semester when the first required course is taken. To complete the program, students must complete all courses with a passing grade. A student who receives a grade of “D” or “F” in a licensure course may retake the course one time only; this does not change the 3-year time limit for completion of all licensure requirements. The P/NP option is not available.

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If you have questions about the content of the ELL Graduate Licensure Program or the TELL certificate, contact the Program Director, Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney, by email at tmoritam@purdue.edu.