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Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is internationally recognized 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 Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss research influencing language teaching methodology.
  2. Create instructional units of study that include lesson plans and assessments that are linked to learning outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate a variety of techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar.
  4. Understand cultural patterns at the linguistic, behavior, and content levels, and discuss how cross-cultural (mis)communication occurs.
  5. Understand how to apply different differentiation of instruction to varied student populations and instructional settings.
  6. Develop classroom management strategies, plans, and procedures for safe and effective learning environment.

Admission Requirements

For acceptance into the Undergraduate Certificate in Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • High school diploma from a university-recognized high school with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. or university-recognized high school equivalency, or successfully take and pass the relevant examination such as GED, TASC, or HiSET.

Program Requirements

To complete an Undergraduate Certificate in Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students must complete the six (6) courses listed below—18 credit hours total.

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, and Writing 3 credit hours
EDU 436 Capstone Course 3 credit hours