Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Description

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 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 to 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

Course Requirements (18 Credit Hours)

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 and Reading 3 credit hours
EDU 435 Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking, Pronunciation, and Writing 3 credit hours
EDU 436 Capstone Course 3 credit hours