As part of our language programming, we offer an internationally recognized graduate level TESOL Program for teaching English in the US and abroad. Candidates may choose between two levels of certification: the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-Advanced. A Bachelor’s degree and English proficiency are prerequisites for admission to the program.
What you’ll learn
The TESOL Program gives participants a foundation in second language acquisition theory, linguistics, language teaching methods, and cultural issues related to teaching a diverse student population. Participants acquire hands-on experience utilizing contemporary instructional methods, and our instruction emphasizes the practical aspects of teaching. After completing our certificate program, many graduates find work teaching English to adult learners overseas, while others apply their learning to classrooms in the US or use their knowledge in administrative roles with English acquisition organizations in the US or abroad.
Our basic TESOL Certificate Curriculum includes courses on Principles of Language Learning and Teaching, History and Methods of Teaching Language, Teaching Grammar, Strategies for Teaching the Four Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) and Materials Development and Selection. The course ends with a two-credit Field Experience Practicum, a self-guided program in which students participate in a 10-hour field experience, designed to prepare them as TESOL professionals in future settings. Through the practicum, students learn about various practices and teaching methodologies in TESOL settings and gain first-hand experiences in their selected settings. Our Advanced Curriculum offers courses on Teaching English to the Young Learner; Classroom Management, Grading and Assessment; and Teaching Pronunciation, as well as a 20-hour Field Experience Internship.