Graduate Certificate Program Summary
Are you an experienced K-12 teacher or an educator working in the community ready to extend your own education to better serve your learners? Apply to the graduate certificate program in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages to build on your existing experience, achieve a broad and deep understanding of educational practice, develop a professional identity, and engage in informed conversations about important issues in teaching and learning.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
Application deadlineRolling admission, contact department for more information.
This graduate certificate program is 12 credit hours: 4 courses at 3 credit hours each. Up to 6 credit hours of relevant previous coursework may be applied.
Participants must maintain a 3.25 GPA in TESOL certificate courses and may not receive a grade less than B in any TESOL certificate course.
- TEAC 813A: Second Language Acquisition
- TEAC 813K: Linguistics for the ELL teacher
- TEAC 813P: Teaching English Overseas
Take at least one of the these electives.
- TEAC 813D: World Language Assessment
- TEAC 813E: ESL Special Topics
- TEAC 813J: Intercultural Communication
- TEAC 813M: Teaching ELLs in Content Areas
- TEAC 833A: Comparative Education Survey
- TEAC 833B: Comparative Education: Special Topics/Travel Study
- TEAC 897: E. ESL Practicum
- TEAC 838: Linguistics and the Classroom Teacher
- TEAC 921: D. Language, Culture, and Education