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
The graduate certificate in TESL requires 18 hours of graduate course work including TESL 542 and TESL 645. Students must choose one course from either Ling 501 or TESL 592 or TESL 600; and 9 hours of electives chosen from the following: TESL 531, 535, 545, 547, 550, 552, 673, 689, 694, or 695.
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.