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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is intended for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who would like to advance their knowledge about language learning in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. The program is a combination of theory and practice, covering the key concepts, issues and innovative strategies required to apply this knowledge. Students may seek this Graduate Certificate simultaneously with the M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a specialization in TESOL.
Applicants who wish to earn a Graduate Certificate in TESOL must apply for admission to the certificate program and to the Graduate School at the University of Missouri –St. Louis as a non-degree student or as a Master’s or doctoral student. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA in undergraduate coursework to be admitted. A background in K-12 or adult education is desirable.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in the certificate program. The certificate is awarded after completion of the courses listed below. A program of study, or M-1, should be filed in the first one-third of the program. Students should file an Intent to Complete a Graduate Certificate at the beginning of their last semester. The Graduate Certificate in TESOL requires 18 credit hours of course work, including an entry course (TCH ED 6210):
|TCH ED 6210||Foundations Of Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages||3|
|TCH ED 6220||Principles Of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition||3|
|TCH ED 6230||Cross-Cultural Communication In The Classroom||3|
|TCH ED 6240||Assessment for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||3|
|TCH ED 6250||Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||3|
|TCH ED 6260||Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||3|