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Language Program Management Certificate

New in 2020!

January 13, 2020 - May 1, 2020

This program is designed to train language professionals to develop, manage, and evaluate language programs. The four online courses introduce aspects of curriculum development, program evaluation and assessment, administration and operations, as well as teacher development and supervision.

Certificate Course Schedule:
Language Program Administration (5 weeks)
Curriculum Development (5 weeks)
Teacher Supervision (3 weeks)
Accreditation (3 weeks)

Program Tuition: $3,000

Units Awarded:
Participants receive 1.6 CEUs, 16 clock hours OR 16 CTLEs (applicable only to NYS residents) per course for a total of 6.4 CEUs, 64 clock hours and 64 CTLEs.

LPM admission start date has been postponed until further notice this Fall. Please submit an inquiry below to be notified of any updates on the program.


  • Non-degree
  • 4 months to complete
  • Fully online
  • Final course assignment: Case study
  • 4 Required Courses

Who should attend?

  • Domestic and international students enrolled in or graduated from a MA in TESOL, MA in TFL, or MA in IEM programs, BA in language
  • Language program administrators
  • Language teachers who have at least 5 years of language teaching experience

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the LPM Certificate Program, students will be able to demonstrate professional level competencies to:

  1. Strategically plan and administer program operations and resources, marketing and recruitment, and student admissions.
  2. Plan, design, and evaluate a language program curriculum. Assess and manage curriculum development costs, risks, and change, and ensure stakeholders’ engagement in the curriculum reform.
  3. Effectively supervise and evaluate teachers’ performance and promote their professional development
  4. Understand and ensure effective classroom-based assessment and program evaluation that promote quality instruction. Manage program accreditation to improve the quality of language teaching and administration through accepted standards.


Course I: Language program administration and operations

  • Strategic planning and program development
  • Finance and budget
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Admissions
  • Information systems management
  • Human resources

Course II: Language program curriculum development and review

  • Curriculum development planning
  • Curriculum development management
  • Curriculum maintenance and review
  • Curriculum evaluation

Course III: Teacher development and supervision

  • Leadership models
  • Professional development
  • Performance review

Course IV: Language program accreditation, assessment, and accountability

  • Program accreditation
  • Program assessment
  • Program accountability

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