TESOL Certificate Program Description
The Department of Linguistics and TESOL at UT Arlington offers a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, which helps prepare students who are planning to teach English to speakers of other languages in either the United States or other countries. The 19-credit certificate, issued by the Office of Graduate Studies, confirms the completion of a linguistically-focused program of preparation for work in the field of TESOL.
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Additional Information about TESOL
If you are considering a career in TESOL – or are simply curious – you can find additional information at our TESOL as a Discipline page.
Eligibility & Admission
The TESOL Certificate Program is open to any student admitted to the UT Arlington Graduate School. Students may also pursue the TESOL Certificate independent of other graduate study by enrolling as a non-degreed student and selecting to work on the TESOL Certificate. For general information about admission, contact the UT Arlington Graduate School, Davis Hall, 3rd floor, or visit the Graduate School's Home Page.
Also consult the Prospective Students page to learn more about our department.
The Certificate requires 19 credit hours, including 18 credit hours of coursework and a 1-credit practicum course. (Upon enrolling in your last certificate class, download the Request for Certificate form (pdf) and submit it to the TESOL Graduate Advisor.)
LING 5300 (or equivalent graduate level linguistics foundation) is prerequisite for LING 5310/-11/-51, and LING 5305; LING 5301 or LING 5302 is a prerequisite for LING 5304 and LING 5307.
A maximum of three (3) credits of relevant graduate-level coursework done at another accredited institution can be counted toward the TESOL Certificate. Inquire with the TESOL Graduate Advisor for details.
Department of Linguistics & TESOL