ESL Specialist Certification & Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4 (MIU 4) ESL & Google Classroom Certification Programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education?
Yes, these are the official PDE Certifications.

Why is the price for the full six-course ESL Certification & Google Classroom certification programs so low?
Some online institutions charge more, especially if they are associated with a large University, but the curriculum approved by the PDE is the same. This course series is delivered online. Because we do not have physical classrooms and buildings, we pass on these savings to the teachers. We want to keep the program affordable for all teachers in the state of Pennsylvania.

How do I apply for my ESL Certification through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)?

Create a new account different than your school TIMS account.
Start your application here: https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/Pages/TIMS.aspx
Questions…Contact Cheryl Piltch: cheryl.pilch@miu4.org (724) 458-6700×1224

How long has Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4 (MIU 4) been offering ESL Certification to Pennsylvania teachers?
MIU UV in partnership with eAdviser has certified thousands of teachers over the last 20 years.

What are the PDE approval numbers for the ESL Certification?

ESL01 Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity | PDE# 20130201

ESL02 Language Acquisition | PDE # 20130224

ESL03 Literacy Acquisition | PDE# 20130223

ESL04 Observing and Planning Instruction to ELL Students | PDE# 20130207

ESL05 Implementing and Managing Instruction to ELL Students | PDE# 20130213

ESL06 Assessing ESL Students | PDE# 20130217

GOOGLE CLASSROOM | 20110301