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 who successfully complete the certificate program will:
- Have gained an overview of Second Language Acquisition Theory and how it relates to current practices in teaching ESL/EFL
- Have learned how to create formal lesson plans
- Have learned to create lessons in English as a second language (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Grammar)
- Have gained some experience teaching ESL students
- Have gained awareness of cultural differences
- Be able to modify lessons for varying age groups and levels of English proficiency
- Be prepared for possible interview scenarios
Requirements (18 credits):
- LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics (3) 1
- LING 221 Intro to Language (3) 1 or LING 331 Lang in Culture & Society (3)
- ENG 324 Modern English Grammar & Usage (3)
- ENG 350 Second Lang Acquisition Theory (3)
- ENG 422 ESL Teaching Practicum (3)
- ENG 484 ESL Materials & Methods (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.