The online English as a New Language Graduate Certificate is designed for people who want to teach English learners in K-12 schools.

    About The Program

    Format: Online or On Campus


    English as a New Language Graduate Certificate

    Northern's online graduate certificate in English as a New Language (ENL) will enable those who are currently seeking a graduate degree to enhance their credentials and marketability.  Additionally, this certificate will allow those who already possess a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification to become an ESL teacher or refine their skills as a classroom teacher to better serve English learners. The curriculum totals more than 12 credits because the plan of study meets the SD DOE requirements for obtaining the ENL endorsement.


    English as a New Language Minor

    A minor in English as a New Language allows education majors to officially earn credentials to become highly qualified to teach English learners. The minor aligns with the SD DOE requirements for attaining the ENL endorsement and would provide the knowledge and experience to effectively serve English learners in the general education classroom or obtain a position as an English as a second language teacher in a P-12 school district.



    Contact Information

    For more information about the ENL certificate or minor, offered online and on campus, contact Justin Bartel or call 605-626-2429. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or

    M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University

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    B.A., Spanish and English Philology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine




    In her Spanish, linguistics, and communication classes, Tetiana (Tanya) White gives students opportunities to develop new and various lenses through which to see themselves and other cultures. She enjoys watching students gain the confidence to speak publicly and carry that skill into their future careers.


    Ms. White’s research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics and communication. Her latest master’s thesis studied critical cultural awareness of students, the structure of their mental lexicon, and their cultural values and beliefs. Her scholarly…