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Undergraduate Catalog 2022 - 2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022 - 2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Certificate


The TESOL Certificate Program acquaints students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. It would be useful to anyone interested in teaching English as a Second Language to immigrants in community agency ESL courses in the U.S. or to people who would like to teach English as a Foreign Language abroad. To get an undergraduate TESOL certificate a student needs to take five courses at the undergraduate (400) level. This option is open to all undergraduate students regardless of their major. It is also available to post-baccalaureate students as well as to non-degree undergraduate students. For further information, contact the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625.

This program includes five of the core courses necessary for TESOL endorsement that can be added to a teaching licensure in any field. Two additional courses, however, are required to complete the endorsement in full. Teachers seeking to complete the endorsement program should contact the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office at 216-687-4625 for further information.

Certificate Requirements

The requirement for this certificate is the completion of five courses from the TESOL specialization courses. All classes are offered either face-to-face or online.

Based on students’ interests and readiness levels, the students can choose between EDL 410 - Pedagogical Grammar  and EST 373 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Practicum  for their fifth course required for the certificate.