Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Communicative Language Teaching, Certificate

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

The Certificate in Communicative Language Teaching is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of communicative language teaching (CLT) approaches to working with English learners in both domestic and global contexts. The Certificate will enable students to acquire specialized CLT certification for enhancing their students’ communicative competence in English, given the socio-cultural and international contexts in which the language serves as a lingua franca.  The Certificate courses may be offered at the 500-level or 600-level, as is appropriate, respectively, for teachers of English as a new language who are in training or already in service.

Related Links

Communicative Language Teaching Certificate Program Page

Modern Languages and Cultures Department Page

TESOL Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page


Required Courses
Select a Selected Topics or Advanced Selected Topics course:3
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
Select a Workshop or Advanced Workshop course:6
Total Hours9


Students must choose one 3 credit Selected Topics or Advanced Selected Topics course that focuses on issues, problems and questions relevant to Communicative Language Teaching in a given region, country, cultural area, first language group, or international context of English language teaching and learning.


Students must choose one six credit Workshop or Advanced Workshop that applies and further enlightens the Communicative Language Teaching subject matter covered in the companion Selected Topics course, offering first-hand learning experiences and training in practical methods, techniques, activities, and ideas for the classroom and learner context of the students.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Certificate Code: 9CLT