Certificate in TESOL (Field-based)

Each course in the field-based certificate program is comprised of three one-unit courses to be taken in sequential order—A, B, and C. These course groupings are interchangeable with the corresponding 3-unit TESOL courses in the on-campus and online formats.

TESL 505Second-language Acquisition3
TESL 515Teaching English Grammar3
TESL 535Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching 23
or TESL 530 Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching
TESL 545Second-language Pedagogy I3
TESL 550Second-language Pedagogy II3
TESL 557Reflective Teaching 13
Total Units18

TESL 557 is an online course. In lieu of face-to-face instruction, students engage in weekly interaction with their peers and instructor online for four months.


 Students opting for TESL 530 will need to take this course online or on campus.