This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.

This non-degree program at the graduate level will provide teaching professionals with an opportunity for professional development and to collect courses toward cross-endorsement in TESOL on an existing State teacher certificate. It also affords candidates who are interested in establishing a foundation in TESOL without going through a rigorous Master’s program an opportunity to do so. This program does not grant State of Connecticut ESOL Teacher Certification (contact the Certification Office at the State Department of Education for information about this).

Admission Requirements:

The application for admission to graduate study requires:
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
• A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. 

As part of the application and admission process, the applicant must request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted from every institution attended except Central Connecticut State University. The admission application and official transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Certificate requirements

Total Credit Hours: 18

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Elena Koulidobrova
Associate Professor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall