The ESL/EFL Teaching Certificate program is intended for individuals wanting to teach English as a Second Language and/or English as a Foreign Language. The program is designed to provide students with a brief overview of the major concepts involved in teaching in these fields as well as practical experience in the development of lessons in the four major content areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The program is designed as a skill certificate program for those seeking certification to teach English as a Foreign Language and/or for Adult Basic Education instructors qualified to teach in other content areas with and ESL certification.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.

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Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDUC 2225 – Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language 3
EDUC 2220 – Multicultural Education 1
Total Credit Hours: 4

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDUC 2230 – Second Language Acquisition 3
ITEC 2360 – Teaching with Technology 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDUC 2235 – Teaching ESL/EFL Reading & Writing 3
EDUC 2240 – Teaching ESL/EFL Listening & Speaking 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Federal Financial Aid is not available for this certificate program.