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Certification in TESL


Students who specialize in TESL learn best practices in the teaching of English as a second language. This graduate certificate program is designed for students seeking add-on endorsements to their current teaching certifications, for students seeking to teach English overseas, and for students preparing for graduate training in TESL, applied linguistics, or a related field.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Requirements

The graduate certificate in TESL requires 15 hours of graduate course work and 3 hours of supervised teaching (TESL 645). The 15 hours of graduate course work must include TESL 542 and Ling 501 or Ling 600 and 9 hours of electives chosen from the following: TESL 552, 620, 631, 640,647, 650, 689, 694, 695 and/or Ling 509, 510, 592, 639, 640.

Other Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for courses counted toward the certificate. The time limit for completing the certificate program is four years.

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