Official Certificate Program in TESOL

This non-degree program at the graduate level will provide teaching professionals with an opportunity for professional development and to collect courses toward cross-endorsement in TESOL on an existing State teacher certificate. It also affords candidates who are interested in establishing a foundation in TESOL without going through a rigorous Master’s program an opportunity to do so. This program does not grant State of Connecticut ESOL Teacher Certification (contact the Certification Office at the State Department of Education for information about this).

Admission Requirements:

The application for admission to graduate study requires:
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
• A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. 

As part of the application and admission process, the applicant must request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted from every institution attended except Central Connecticut State University. The admission application and official transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.


Certificate requirements

18 credits

Required courses (12 credits):

LING 500/LING 400Advanced Linguistic Analysis

3

LING 506/LING 496Methods in TESOL I

3

LING 507/LING 497Second Language Acquisition Theory

3

LING 596Methods in TESOL II

3

Students must choose TWO electives from the following:

LING 512/LING 412Syntactic Theory

3

LING 513/LING 413Phonological Theory

3

LING 514/LING 414Variation and Discourse Theory

3

LING 515/LING 415Language Policy and Planning Theory

3

LING 530/LING 430Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics

3

LING 533Second Language Composition

3

LING 535/LING 435Second Language Assessment

3

LING 537/LING 437Advanced Issues in Multilingualism

3

LING 538/LING 438Methods in Second Language Content Instruction

3

LING 550/LING 450Internship

3

RDG 581Language Arts Instruction for the English Learner

3

Total Credit Hours: 18