Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in TESOL (K-12)

Certification in TESOL is a non-degree program offered to persons with a bachelor's degree whose undergraduate course work does not meet the requirements for State of Connecticut teacher certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Certification is available at the PK-12 level. A minimum of 15 credits in TESOL content areas is required before teacher candidacy and student teaching. Interested candidates may contact the TESOL program in the English Department for further information.

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Elena Koulidobrova
Associate Professor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

Academic Department

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze and interpret linguistic phenomena using current theories of second language acquisition (how language is learned). 
  2. Produce effective materials relevant to the practice of applied linguistics, including lesson plans for language learning and clearly articulated policy position papers. 
  3. Design, implement, and assess lessons and curricula in TESOL using current methods and best practices in the profession (how language is taught).