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Linguistics and Language Development Department

Certificate - Graduate TESOL

Any matriculated graduate student may pursue this certificate. The certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals desiring formal course preparation and training as classroom teachers of English to speakers of other languages but not requiring an MA degree. While the certificate is approved by the university, it does not provide certification, accreditation, or credentialing approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in these courses to be awarded the certificate. To receive the certificate students must complete the following 18 units.


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Certificate18
Any matriculated upper division student may pursue this certificate. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in these courses to be awarded the certificate.
Core Courses18
LING 101. Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 107. Patterns of English3
LLD 270. Second Language Acquisition3
LLD 271. Intercultural Communication and Second Language Acquisition3
LLD 280. Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
LLD 283. Curriculum and Assessment in TESOL3

Total Units:18

Three units (of an equivalent course) are transferable into the program. Foreign students must have minimum score of 577, computer score of 233 or Internet-based score of 90 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on IELTS. Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average throughout the program.