Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages is ideal for prospective teachers in both ESL and content areas who wish to teach in the United States and abroad. Students learn to identify and interpret the characteristics and needs of English learners and apply knowledge in the practice of instructional methodology and assessment that develops academic and social English proficiency. The four courses in the TESOL graduate certificate count towards most state licensure or add-on endorsement requirements and provide students with knowledge and skills needed to achieve on the English for Speakers of Other Languages Praxis Test.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses.

Required
CPED 6551Second Language Instructional Methods
CPED 6556Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language
CPED 6557Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing