Official Certificate Program in TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Offered by the Department of English, this non-degree program at the graduate level will provide professionals in the field of TESOL with an opportunity for further professional development. This also affords candidates the opportunity to establish a foundation in TESOL without going through the rigorous Masters program. (This program does not grant State of Connecticut ESL Teaching Certification.) This program consists of 12 credits.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.
The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.
It carries 12 credits, 9 of which are required:
- Ling 400 Linguistic Analysis
- Ling 496 TESOL Methods
- Ling 497 Second Language Acquisition
Student must choose one elective from the following:
- Ling 515 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
- Ling 533 Second Language Composition
- Ling 535 Second Language Testing
- Ling 596 TESOL Practicum
- Ling 598 TESOL Research Methods