Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language

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The Linguistics Program offers a 22-credit-hour program of study leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language. The Certificate is issued by the University upon the recommendation of the Linguistics Program and the Faculty Senate.

Eligibility

The Certificate is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, as well as post-baccalaureate students.

Requirements

Students must take the following 5 courses (13 credits):

  • LING 470  Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)
  • LING 471  Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
  • LING 472  Generative Syntax (3 credits)
  • LING 480  Teaching EFL (3 credits)
  • LING 491  ESL Practicum (1 credit)*

Students must take 1 of the following 2 courses (3 credits):

  • LING 477  Bilingualism (3 credits)
  • LING 478  Second Language Development (3 credits)

Students must take 2 of the following courses (6 credits):

  • LING 466  Pedagogical Grammar (3 credits)
  • LING 473  Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • LING 476  Child Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • LING 477  Bilingualism** (3 credits)
  • LING 478  Second Language Development ** (3 credits)
  • LING 481  The ESL Professional (3 credits)
  • LING 489  Morphology (3 credits)

* Students in the School of Education pursuing an ESL Minor take this course for 3 credits.

** If not taken as a required course.

With the exception of LING 491 (ESL Practicum), courses taken for Certificate credit may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Non-native speakers of English may have to take an English competency examination.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language, contact Dr. Tully Thibeau.