In order to earn the Au Pair Enrichment Certificate, au pairs enrolled in the program must complete 60 hours of coursework, worth 6 CEUs. 1 CEU is equivalent to 10 classroom hours. Students will earn 4 CEUs by completing the Au Pair ESL course. Students will earn the remaining 2 CEUs by completing elective courses.
Please note: CEU requirements may vary depending upon your Au Pair Agency. We highly recommend you confirm the amount of required CEUs directly with your agency.
Au Pair ESL
The Au Pair ESL course consists of 8 sessions of 2.5 hours each. Class work is conducted in whole group and small group settings. Course materials are used during class time, as well as at home, to prepare for class discussion. Homework includes reading chapters in the text as well as writing on assigned topics, and grammar review activities.
The electronic platform known as Blackboard is used to submit written assignments. A complete orientation to this platform is provided in the first class session. A children's literature book is used for reading practice, vocabulary building, cultural understanding and exposure to children's world literature. An oral presentation of a story of the participant's choice is a culminating activity in the Core Course.
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Students must complete 20 or more elective hours to meet the requirement of 2 CEUs. Electives may be taken before, during or after the Au Pair ESL course.