Linguistics and Language Development Department

Certificate - Undergraduate TESOL

The undergraduate certificate in TESOL is for students who have not yet completed the BA. Students complete courses related to the structure of English and teaching of English to speakers of other languages. For students whose major is not linguistics, the TESOL certificate can be combined with the minor in linguistics. To receive the undergraduate Certificate in TESOL, students must complete the following eighteen units of required course work:

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Certificate18
Core Courses12
LING 101. Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 107. Patterns of English3
LING 108. Introduction to Second Language Development, Teaching, and Assessment3
LING 166. Sociolinguistics: Cross-Cultural Communication3
Choose two courses with the approval of the TESOL Coordinator

Total Units:18

Any matriculated upper division student may pursue this certificate. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in these courses to be awarded the certificate.