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Language Program Management Certificate

January 11, 2021 - April 30, 2021

This program is designed to train language professionals to develop, manage, and evaluate language programs. The four online core 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 and Operations (5 weeks) - January 11 - February 12, 2021
Teacher Development and Supervision (3 weeks) - February 15 - March 5, 2021
Language Program Curriculum Development and Review (5 weeks) - March 8 - April 9, 2021
Language Program Accreditation, Assessment, and Accountability (3 weeks) - April 12 - 30, 2021

Program Tuition: $3,000

Units Awarded:
Participants receive 1.6 CEUs per course for a total of 6.4 CEUs.

LPM admission start date: September 15, 2020


Overview

  • Non-degree
  • 4 months to complete
  • Fully online/asynchronous, with few synchronous features
  • 4 required core courses
  • Final program assignment: Case study
  • Possibility of internship at the Community Language Program, Columbia University

Who should attend?

  • Domestic and international MA graduates in TESOL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, or equivalent
  • Students with a BA in a foreign language or related
  • Language program administrators/managers
  • Language teachers with 4 or more years of language teaching experience, or by permission

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. Effectively supervise and evaluate teachers’ performance and promote their professional development
  3. 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.
  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.

Courses

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: Teacher development and supervision

  • Leadership models
  • Professional development
  • Performance review

Course III: Language program curriculum development and review

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

Course IV: Language program accreditation, assessment, and accountability

  • Program accreditation
  • Program assessment
  • Program accountability

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