TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The TESOL Certificate is a 24-credit program designed for undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students seeking credentials in TESOL without a full BA degree.


 Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be prepared to demonstrate A.S.K.:

 ATTITUDES of a professional: They are collegial toward their peers, enthusiastic toward the profession, and thoughtfully reflective about their teaching practices. They display personal, professional, and cultural sensitivity toward their students.

 SKILLS of an effective language teacher. They possess excellent spoken and written English skills. They can, at a basic level, evaluate ESL or EFL texts, prepare and teach lessons, apply general principles in assessment and feedback, and respond to student needs in a given class.

 KNOWLEDGE of the English language, language learning processes, and pedagogical principles: They can base their teaching on knowledge of the English language; the stages of second language learning; and communicative language teaching methods.