Language Program Management Certificate

Teachers College Columbia University

How long?

  • 16 weeks
  • online

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Teachers College Columbia University


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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

About the course

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.

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


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

Certificate Course Schedule:

  • Language Program Administration (5 weeks)
  • Curriculum Development - (5 weeks)
  • Teacher Supervision - (3 weeks)
  • Accreditation - (3 weeks)


Yuna Seong

Yuna Seong is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the English Language Institute (ELI). She has been at NYU since 2008 and is currently working as the testing coordinator at the ELI. She has an MA in Second Language Studies from University of Hawai’i at Manoa where she specialized in language teach...

Vivian Lindhardsen

Vivian Lindhardsen, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer in Language and Education and the director of the Applied Linguistics and TESOL program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches Second Language Assessment in PK-12, Pedagogical English Grammar, Educational Linguistics, and several...

Nancy Boblett

Nancy Boblett, Ed. D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics program at Teachers College, Columbia University and in the Teaching and Curriculum program at Hunter College, City University of New York. At Teachers College, Nancy teaches Classroom Practices and the I...

Silvana Dushku

Silvana Dushku, Ph.D. is the Director of the Community Language Program and TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, a position she has been holding since July 2017. Previously, she worked as English language faculty and teacher trainer in Europe for 8 years. She holds an M.A. degree in TES...

Jon Maes Rowand

Jon Maes Rowand has been in the field of international education since 2004 working with language programs and admissions offices at private academies, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions around the globe. An Erasmus scholar, he holds a joint Master in Research and Innovation in Highe...

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