The TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate program offers instructors of adult second language learners courses that will assist in providing English language instruction to individuals who are native speakers of another language. The TESOL certificate can also be applied to professions outside the field of education. 

Admission Requirements

  • Application and application fee
  • Admission essay
  • Official transcripts documenting the appropriate undergraduate degree and prerequisites from a regionally accredited institution
  • Verification of an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale unless noted otherwise
  • One (1) letter of recommendation

Adult TESOL Certificate (18 semester hours)

Required Courses*
MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL 4
MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teach. Limited English Proficient Students 3
MSED 636 Linguistics 4
MSED 653 Methods and Materials for Teaching Adult ELL’s 4
MSED 688 Assessment of the Adult ELL 3

*Some courses within the TESOL certificate may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

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