TESOL (Post-Master's Certification)


The TESOL certification program addresses the growing demand for teachers of English as a second language. The curriculum provides advanced study for certified professionals who wish to become leaders in teaching English as a second or foreign language through graduate study in pedagogy, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, and second language teaching methodology.



Required Courses

EDU 508 - Issues in TESOL
EDU 545 - Principles of Linguistics
*EDU 546 - Methods and Materials for TESOL
*EDU 547 - Assessing Second Language Acquisition
*EDU 548 - Language Learning
*EDU 586 - Techniques of Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners
*EDU 596 - English Grammar for ESL Teachers

*Prerequisite: Six credits in a second language are required by completion of program. Courses may be taken at the undergraduate level.

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