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TESOL Certificate Course

TESOL Certificate Course


The College of Education offers an internationally recognized certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)for pre-service and classroom teachers. This certificate provides students with an innovative methodology of English pedagogy with proven success at English instructional schools around the world. Whether teaching in an ESL or EFL setting, students will be prepared to deliver engaging and interactive English language classes, while discussing the latest research trends in the English language teaching field.  Students analyze, reflect, and integrate the foundations of TESOL and language acquisition into their teaching practices.  

Program Description

The TESOL Certificate offers an intensive introduction to all areas of linguistics relevant to ESL/EFL students, morphology, phonology, and syntax. By the course end, students will understand how linguistic theory relates to the pedagogy of teaching the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to ESL/EFL students.

The online certificate course covers instruction in the following areas:

  • Foundations of TESOL
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Writing

Course Requirements

EDU 431 Foundations of TESOL and Second Language Acquisition\ 3 credit hours
EDU 432 Lesson Planning and Classroom Management 3 credit hours
EDU 433 Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar 3 credit hours
EDU 434 Teaching Receptive Skills – Listening & Reading 3 credit hours
EDU 435 Teaching Productive Skills – Speaking, Pronunciation, & Writing 3 credit hours
EDU 436 Capstone Practicum 3 credit hours