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ESL Certification Process

English as Second Language

Graduate Certificate for ESL

If you are currently in a graduate program then you will need to do a change of status form to "add" on the certificate to your transcripts

To Apply:

Complete the UW online application
While filling out the application, the program  you will apply for is "Certificate – ‘ESL’ (Outreach)". Please notify the program coordinator ( that you have completed an application to ensure it is reviewed.

*IMPORTANT- The application process requires that your college transcripts be sent to UW Admissions. You are not required to submit a letter of intent or letters of recommendation.  Once your application is complete, you will be notified via email by admissions of your admission status.

ESL Completion Process

Go to the following page the semester all course work is completed:

  1. Anticipated Graduation Date form- return this to the Registrar's Office at the beginning of the semester you intend to complete your certificate.
  2. Go to the cashier's office to pay for the certificate.
  3. To receive the endorsement, contact the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office to obtain your Institutional Recommendation to submit to your state teaching board.
Contact Us

Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Programs

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6366


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