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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate
Program Overview

Explore the world through language with a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL).  This affordable and convenient online program provides graduates with the ability to teach in a variety of settings to a variety of international students.  Through this online TESOL certificate, students have the ability to earn a certificate without coming to campus.

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Qualifications

Students may follow one of two paths for this certificate:

Plan A:  Applicants not holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages must submit official transcripts which document a B.S./B.A. degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and acceptable TOEFL scores (if this degree and/or the applicant is from a country where English is not the official language). Students must complete two TESOL courses approved by the graduate coordinator and any two courses from the following list:

  • FL 561 Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice
  • FL 663 Applied Linguistics in Second and Foreign Languages
  • FL 664 Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice
  • FL 665 Sociocultural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Language

Plan B:  Applicants already holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages degree may not apply any of the above courses towards the certificate. They must complete twelve (12) hours of TESOL (TSL) course work as approved by the graduate coordinator.

Degree Requirements

Plan A:


Applicants not holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages must submit official transcripts which document a B.S./B.A. degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and acceptable TOEFL scores (if this degree and/or the applicant is from a country where English is not the official language). Students must complete two TESOL courses approved by the graduate coordinator and any two courses from the following list:

  • FL 561 – Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice 3 hrs.
  • FL 663 – Applied Linguistics in Second and Foreign Languages 3 hrs.
  • FL 664 – Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice 3 hrs.
  • FL 665 – Sociocultural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Language 3 hrs.

Plan B:


Applicants already holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages degree may not apply any of the above courses towards the certificate. They must complete twelve (12) hours of TESOL (TSL) course work as approved by the graduate coordinator.

All Certificate candidates must
1) complete the Application for Admission to Graduate Certificate Program
2) submit the required application fee
3) complete a Non-Degree Enrollment Form for each course.

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