Department of Learning and Teaching
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is comprised of 12 units of graduate level coursework designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to effectively teach English to English Language Learners. Certificate candidates will acquire a working knowledge of linguistics, first and second language acquisition and the cultural and social contexts of learning listening, speaking, and writing skills in English with speakers of other languages.
Most students complete this certificate by adding it to their program of study in a master's program at SOLES, or complete the coursework through our M.Ed. in TESOL, Literacy and Culture.