Graduate TESOL Certificate Program

Explore TESOL and earn a graduate certificate.

Not sure you want to complete a full TESOL Master’s Degree but still want the core skills? The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is an option within the full MA in TESOL program. Students who do not wish to pursue a Master’s Degree or who have special training objectives in mind may find that this program best meets their needs.

Instead of a full 36-credit course load, Graduate Certificate students take 24 TESOL credits and receive a Certificate of Graduate Study. The certificate can be earned over two summer terms, two semesters, or on a part-time basis. For students who intend to go on to pursue a MATESOL degree, all of the credits of your certificate may be applied toward your Master’s.


GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics

GSL 506 Becoming a TESOL Professional

GSL 542 Introduction to Language Teaching

GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL

GSL 544 Teaching Reading and Writing in ESOL

GSL 604 Second Language Acquisition

GSL 620 Testing and Assessment


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