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Post-Baccaulaureate Certificate

The TESL certificate is designed for students seeking graduate work in TESL pedagogy and theory but not wishing to commit to a two-year MA program. The program covers the same core areas that the full MA does, but can be completed in a shorter amount of time, allowing students to pursue other graduate degrees or professional experiences.

The program requires 18 hours of coursework for completion.

Required Courses (12 hours)

ENG 400: Principles of Linguistics
ENG 416: Language and Society
ENG 468: Second Language Acquisition
ENG 542: Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language

Electives (6 hours)

You may select two of any of the courses below:

ENG 540: Seminar in Second Language Acquisition
ENG 541: Discourse Analysis
ENG 543: Grammar Pedagogy
ENG 544: Reading and Writing Pedagogy in TESL
ENG 597: Readings in English Studies

Please note that, per University policy, "No substitution or waiver of courses . is permissible for a certificate program."

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