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Graduate Program


Name: Tatiana Sildus
Phone: 620-235-4504

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is an 18 hour non-degree and non-licensure program designed to certify that participants have specialized knowledge and skills in teaching non-native English speaking students from Pre-School through Grade 12. All of the courses may be applied to the Masters Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Undergraduate students may begin the Certification program in their final semester with approval from their advisor and the ESOL advisor.

Required Courses

Students may enter the program in the Spring Semester Only.

Spring Semester

TCHL 853 Advanced Assessment and the English Language Learners 3 Credit Hours
TCHL 551 Diversity in the Classroom 3 Credit Hours

Summer Semester

ENGL 714 Applied Linguistics for ESOL 3 Credit Hours
TCHL 852 Advanced Culture and Language Acquisitions for ELLs 3 Credit Hours

Fall Semester

TCHL 854 Advanced Methods and Instructional Materials for ELLs 3 Credit Hours
TCHL 855 Advanced Practicum with ELLs 3 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree or be in their final semester of a PSU undergraduate program.
  • Undergraduate degree; 3.0 GPA or admitted with condition
  • International Students who are not Native Speaking of English must pass the TOEFL with a score of 79 or higher.