Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in English Language Acquisition & Development (ELAD)

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Plan Description

The Graduate Certificate in English Language Acquisition & Development (ELAD) is a 12-credit program designed to develop specialized knowledge in working with ELs in early childhood, elementary, and secondary schooling. The 12-credit program strands will provide educators with knowledge, strategies, and advocacy skills for EL populations.

Courses are taught in hybrid form (e.g., online, face-to-face).

For more information about this program, including the graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

The following information must be submitted electronically to the Graduate College with their application:

  1. Completed admission application and fee
  2. Set of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  3. A one-page (350 to 400 words) letter of intent should include (1) the English Language Learning or Bilingual Education focus area of interest, (2) professional and academic goals, and (3) discussion of experiences relative to the focus area of study. The letter should be uploaded on-line with the application forms through the Graduate College Grad Rebel Gateway application system.

All required documentation and application materials must be received by the UNLV Graduate College and the Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education for the application to be considered.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required - 12

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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