Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:
- impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
- produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
- provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.
Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.
The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language allows students to gain expertise in this area of teaching and is often a necessary qualification for teaching English as a foreign language overseas and for teaching English as a second language in intensive language programs in the United States.
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their TESL Certificate coursework in order to be granted the certificate. Students must finish their TESL Certificate coursework within seven years.
Certificate Requirements (18 units)
|ENG 3110||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ENG 3220||English Grammar||3|
|ENG 6260||TESL Methods||3|
|Three units chosen from:||3|
|Second Language Acquisition|
|Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition|
|Six units chosen from:||6|
|Grammar and Discourse|
|Phonetics and Phonology|
|Studies in Language and Linguistics|
|Special Topics in Applied Linguistics & TESL|
|Discourse, Cognition, and Society|