The graduate certificate in TESOL is an option for current Illinois State University graduate students in a variety of degree programs who intend to teach English to speakers of other languages. This sequence of courses will provide graduate students an exposure to the fundamental topics of language description, the grammatical description of English, second language acquisition, and cultural-pragmatic or sociolinguistic aspects of language contact and second language acquisition, all of which are necessary for effective ESL/EFL teaching. This program does not certify teachers to teach K-12 in the state of Illinois.
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The graduate certificate in TESOL requires 15 hours of course work selected from the following:
If you meet the requirements, follow the procedure on the Graduate Certificate in TESOL Admissions page.
If you have specific questions about the registration process, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in English Dr. Christopher De Santis.
In addition to 16 hours of coursework, you complete the graduate certificate in TESOL by doing the following:
For more information about the Graduate Certificate in TESOL, contact:
For information about the Graduate Program, contact Dr. Chris De Santis, Director of Graduate Studies.