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
Participants receive 1.6 CEUs per course for a total of 6.4 CEUs.
LPM admission start date: September 15, 2020
- 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:
- Strategically plan and administer program operations and resources, marketing and recruitment, and student admissions.
- Effectively supervise and evaluate teachers’ performance and promote their professional development
- 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.
- 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
- 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