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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate

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Program code: TESOLAH-CERT

The TESOL Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit program offered through the English department. It aims at preparing teachers who wish to teach English abroad. Specific topic areas covered in this program are the social and political aspects of teaching English as an international language; TESOL methodologies and instructional materials; second language literary; and research in applied linguistics. Electives offered in the program may also expand students’ knowledge regarding linguistics, ESL assessment, teaching writing, cross-cultural communication, and world Englishes.

The TESOL graduate certificate was created specifically for persons who already have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and who are interested in teaching English abroad. Upon completion of the program, students will be provided information about finding teaching positions abroad. Students who complete the program and desire to pursue a master’s in TESOL will be able apply credits earned through the TESOL graduate certificate program toward the completion of the MATESOL program if students enter the MATESOL program within two years of finishing the TESOL graduate certificate program.

Program Requirements

All students will be required to successfully complete 18 credits, of which 12 will be required. Students will need to choose two (3-credit) electives in order to complete the TESOL graduate certificate program.

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