Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate

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

The Graduate TESOL Certificate is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the core issues, theories, approaches, and techniques in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).  The Certificate will enable students to acquire initial certification for working with adult English language learners, which, coupled with a bachelor’s degree, will qualify them for entry-level teaching positions in English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) for both domestic and global markets.  The Certificate will also serve as an introduction to TESOL as an academic and professional career track, enabling students to have an efficient and streamlined pathway to the MA TESOL.

Related Links

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate Program Page

Modern Languages and Cultures Department Page

Teaching English to Speakers in Other Languages Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Required Courses
MODL 602Principles of Language Learning and Teaching3
MODL 604Methods of TESOL3
MODL 608Grammar for TESOL3
MODL 606Second Language Acquisition3
or MODL 612 Sociolinguistics
MODL 699Practicum in TESOL1
Total Hours13

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.

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