Certificate in TESOL
Hours - 17—18 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2018
Last Revision 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Professional Studies
Sponsoring Program: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Education & Social Work
Core Foundations - 9 Credits
Electives Additional Depth - 8—9 Credits
|Course Number||Title||Semesters Offered||Credit Hours||Prerequisites|
|LING 260||Phonology||F, W||3||LING 210w/C+ or better|
|LING 321||English Syntax||W||3||TESOL 310|
|TESOL 324||Teaching Listening||F||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 327||Teaching Speaking||W||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 328||Teaching Reading||S||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 329||Teaching Writing||F||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 330||Teaching English to Young Learners||W||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 375||Observation in TESOL||F, W||2||LING 210, TESOL 240|
|TESOL 399R||Internship in TESOL||F, W, S||2||TESOL 380|
|TESOL 405||Technology Assisted Language Instruction||F, S||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 425||Teaching Vocabulary||F||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
|TESOL 426||Teaching Grammar||S||2||Pre- or corequisite: TESOL 310|
Additional Program Requirements
All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements unless specified.
Program Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the TESOL program is to prepare students to confidently teach English to speakers of other languages within a variety of settings (e.g. ESL, EFL, school, business) and to a variety of student populations (e.g. children, adolescents, adults). In order to accomplish this, we believe students need training in three broad areas: knowledge, experience, and professional identity. The TESOL program learning outcomes clarify these areas:
Students can articulate a knowledge of human language and how it is learned and taught.
Students demonstrate they can apply what they have learned within a teaching situation.
- Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism through improving personal language proficiency.
- Students participate in TESOL professional communities and utilize TESOL resources.
- Students display a sense of self-awareness and efficacy by demonstrating an understanding of what strengths and weaknesses they bring to the TESOL professions and how they can capitalize on their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.