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TESOL Course Requirements

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Undergraduate

Students working on BA or BS degree, master’s students outside of linguistics or related field, and non-matriculated students

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Complete one with a B or better

WRTG 2010 or EAS 1060

Complete with a B or better

LING 1200: Introduction to the Study of Language

Complete all of the following with a B- or better

LING 3220: World Englishes (IR)

LING 3500: Intro to English Grammar

LING 3600: Cross-Cultural Communication (DV)

LING 5810: L2 Methodology (Coreq: LING 1200)

LING 5813: Practicum: Capstone (Prereq: LING 5810)

Complete a beginning level foreign language course. May be taken within two years prior to entering the program. Should include at least 30 classroom hours in foreign language instruction

  • Non-native English speakers must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or better, or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 or better.
  • Students are allowed to retake no more than one required TESOL certificate course for grade improvement.
  • Students may count one transferred course toward the TESOL certificate. Transferred courses must be approved by the undergraduate advisor. The Department of Linguistics reserves the right to substitute one course for another.
  • The purpose of the language requirement is to provide students with a recent experience of basic foreign language classroom instruction.
  • All students wishing to receive the TESOL certificate must pay a non-refundable processing fee of $45 (increasing to $55 on August 22, 2016).
  • Students must notify the academic advisor of certificate completion two months before the last day of classes of the semester in which the student completes the certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate

These requirements are for graduate students in Linguistics, WLMA, Education, and related majors.  Other graduate students (ie. Economics or MFA) should follow undergraduate requirements.

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Complete one with a B or better

LING 1200: Intro to the Study of Language

or

LING 6000: Linguistics for Educators

Complete all of the following with a B- or better

LING 6233: Pedagogical Structure of English

LING 6810: L2 Methodology

LING 6812: Content-Based Instruction

LING 6813: Practicum

LING 6818: L2 Test Design

Complete a beginning level foreign language course. May be taken within two years prior to entering the program. Should include at least 30 classroom hours in foreign language instruction.

  • Students are allowed to retake no more than one required TESOL certificate course for grade improvement.
  • Students may count one transferred course toward the TESOL certificate. Transferred courses must be approved by the undergraduate advisor. The Department of Linguistics reserves the right to substitute one course for another.
  • The purpose of language requirement is to provide students with a recent experience of basic foreign language classroom instruction.
  • All students wishing to receive the TESOL certificate must pay a non-refundable processing fee of $45 (increasing to $55 on August 22, 2016).
  • Students must notify the academic advisor of certificate completion two months before the last day of classes of the semester which the student completes the certificate.

Degree Holders

For individuals who already have a degree from an accredited institution and will not be counting the certificate to any future degree program.

 

A bachelor's degree is required for all applicants.

 

International applicants who did not receive their bachelor's or graduate degree from a college or university that teaches entirely in English must show English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5.

 

Proof of writing proficiency coursework is required for all non-credit certificate students. At the University of Utah, this is commonly satisfied by WRTG 2010 or EAS 1060 or an approved equivalent. This requirement is normally part of general education requirements for undergraduate students.

While it is recommended that students take this course in advance of the program, it can be completed as a co-requisite.

Required Courses:

Satisfactory completion = b- or better

LING 120: Introduction to the Study of Language

LING 320: World Englishes

LING 350: Intro to English Grammar

LING 360: Cross-Cultural Communication

LING 581: L2 Methodology

LING 583: Practicum

 

Professional TESOL certificate is an online certificate program offered through Continuing Education.

Additional information about the Professional TESOL certificate can be found here including the application for the certificate.

Registration for the Professional TESOL certificate classes can be completed here.

 

Last Updated: 6/5/17