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Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language
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.
The Certificate is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, as well as post-baccalaureate students.
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 495 ESL Practicum (1 credit)*
Students must take 1 of the following 2 courses (3 credits):
- LING 477 Bilingualism (3 credits)
- LING 478 Learner Language (3 credits)
Students must take 2 of the following courses (6 credits):
- LING 473 Language and Culture (3 credits)
- LING 477 Bilingualism** (3 credits)
- LING 478 Learner Language ** (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 495 (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.
For additional information regarding the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language, contact Dr. Tully Thibeau.