English as a Second Language Advanced Certificate

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

If you already have obtained your teacher certification and are looking to add to your professional skill set, our English as a Second Language (ESOL) certificate of advanced study is for you. Our extension program focuses on teaching English as a new language to speakers of other languages in American educational systems: early childhood, childhood and secondary schools. To be eligible for this program, you must have native or near native proficiency in both English and Spanish.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 15 Hours


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.