Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
The mission of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program is to provide students a theoretical foundation and practical tools for teaching English as a second/foreign language.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students can utilize Second Language Acquisition Theory and describe how it relates to current practices in teaching ESL/EFL;
- Students can create formal lesson plans in English as a second language (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Grammar) while being cognizant of cultural differences;
- Students will be prepared for possible interview scenarios by compiling a comprehensive teaching portfolio.
Requirements (18 credits):
Core Courses (12 credits)
- LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics (3) 1
- ENG 350 Second Lang Acquisition Theory (3)
- ENG 422 ESL Teaching Practicum (3)
- ENG 484 ESL Materials & Methods (3)
Electives (6 credits) Choose two courses from the following
- ENG 324 Modern English Grammar & Usage (3)
- ENG 388 Global Englishes (3)
- LING 221 Intro to Language (3) 1
- LING 321 Morphology And Syntax (3)
- LING/ANTH 331 Lang in Culture & Society (3)
- LING 432 Critical Applied Linguistics (3)
1 Prospective candidates should note that LING 102 and LING 221 are prerequisites for several of these courses and ENG/ESL 100 Composition I (3) is a prerequisite for all English classes.
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses required for the certificate.