Certificate in TESOL (Field-Based)
Each course in the field-based Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program is composed of three 1-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.
The TESOL certificate program prepares postbaccalaureate students who desire specialized skills in TESOL but do not wish to pursue the full graduate degree (Master of Arts in TESOL). The six-course certificate offers broad exposure to the field of TESOL, focusing on the teaching of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills, along with an overview of language learning and intercultural communication. Certificate holders are qualified for volunteer and entry-level English language teaching positions, domestically and globally. Ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments, the TESOL certificate program incorporates coursework that will apply toward the MA in TESOL for those who subsequently choose to pursue the master’s degree.
|TESL 505A||Second-language Acquisition: Part I||1|
|TESL 505B||Second-language Acquisition: Part II||1|
|TESL 505C||Second-language Acquisition: Part III||1|
|TESL 515A||Teaching English Grammar: Part I||1|
|TESL 515B||Teaching English Grammar: Part II||1|
|TESL 515C||Teaching English Grammar: Part III||1|
|Select either the TESL 530A/B/C or TESL 535A/B/C group 1||3|
|Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching: Preparing an Ethnographic Inquiry|
|Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching: Implementing an Ethnographic Inquiry|
|Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching: Writing up and Reporting an Ethnographic Inquiry|
|Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching: Part I|
|Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching: Part II|
|Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching: Part III|
|TESL 545A||Second-language Pedagogy I: Part I||1|
|TESL 545B||Second-language Pedagogy I: Part II||1|
|TESL 545C||Second-language Pedagogy I: Part III||1|
|TESL 550A||Second-language Pedagogy II: Part I||1|
|TESL 550B||Second-language Pedagogy II: Part II||1|
|TESL 550C||Second-language Pedagogy II: Part III||1|
|TESL 557A||Reflective Teaching: Part I 2||1|
|TESL 557B||Reflective Teaching: Part II 2||1|
|TESL 557C||Reflective Teaching: Part III 2||1|
Students opting for TESL 530 need to take the course online or on campus.
TESL 557 is an online course. In lieu of face-to-face instruction, students engage in weekly online interaction with their peers and instructor for four months.
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.