The certificate requires completion of four (4) classes or twelve (12) semester hours.
Students may follow one of two paths for this certificate:
Applicants not holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages must submit official transcripts which document a B.S./B.A. degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and acceptable TOEFL scores (if this degree and/or the applicant is from a country where English is not the official language). Students must complete FL 561 - Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice, two TESOL courses approved by the graduate coordinator, and one of the following courses from the following list:
Applicants already holding a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages degree may not apply any of the above courses towards the certificate. They must complete twelve (12) hours of TESOL (TSL) course work as approved by the graduate coordinator.