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Students who are working on their BA and who are interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are encouraged to consider this five-course certificate program. The Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL offers a sequence of courses which introduces linguistics, second language acquisition, and methods and materials in TESOL instruction, paired with the an internship required to consist of 60 hours of volunteer ESL/literacy teaching in a local community service organization. This certificate is ideal for students interested in earning a credential to increase employment opportunities, such as teaching English abroad.
This certificate can be earned while acquiring a bachelor's degree in another discipline. Students who are interested in earning the BA in Linguistics with the Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL may apply the 4000 level courses required by the certificate to the degree requirement of 12 hours at the 3000/4000 level. This optimal sequencing will allow students to graduate with a BA in Linguistics and an Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL without adding additional hours to their degree requirements. You can contact us directly at email@example.com for more information about admissions.
Students must take the following courses, for a total of 15 hours:
Ideally, students should start the sequence with 2371/3311 and use 4395 as the final course in this sequence.