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TESOL Course Requirements

TESOL Course Requirements

View our course requirements for the TESOL Certificate for undergraduate students, graduate students, and degree holders.

Undergraduate

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

Writing Course

Complete one with a B or better:

  • WRTG 2010

or

  • EAS 1060

TESOL Introductory Course

Complete with a B or better:

  • LING 1200: Introduction to the Study of Language

TESOL Course

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
  • LING 5813: Practicum: Capstone

TESOL Language Requirement

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.

Other Requirements

Meet and complete the following stardards and tasks:

  • 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 $55.
  • 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.
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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.

Prerequisite

Complete one with a B or better:

  • LING 1200: Intro to the Study of Language

or

  • LING 6000: Linguistics for Educators

TESOL Courses

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

TESOL Language Requirement

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.

Other Requirements

Meet and complete the following stardards and tasks:

  • 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 $55.
  • 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.
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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.

Prerequisites

Meet the following standards:

  • 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.

Professional TESOL Courses

Required Courses:

  • PEPEC 120: Introduction to the Study of Language
  • PEPEC 320: World Englishes
  • PEPEC 351: Intro to English Grammar
  • PEPEC 360: Cross-Cultural Communication
  • PEPEC 581: L2 Methodology
  • PEPEC 583: Practicum 

Other Information

Please read the following for registration and application information.

  • 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: 3/24/21